As I have mentioned in my About Me page, I am a woman with many roles and I have the pleasure of wear many different hats! However, over the years I have wanted more for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I love my life and wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. I just wanted a little something for just me, in which I can put my own personal stamp on!! I have felt this way for quite some time. Like I was missing something or that I needed to be doing more with my life. Like many of you, I worked and still do work for someone else. This is great. I have no real complaint because bills need to be paid and mouths need to be fed! But it comes to a point, at least for me, where you do not want to help someone else build their dream. I don’t want to work so hard for someone else’s happy ending. Then it hit me one day…. that was exactly what I was doing. I put my heart into my job. Not completely sure why, but that’s how I have always been. I guess I feel like, I am getting paid, so might as well give it my all! But what if all my hard work and all that heart could go into my own dream?!?!?!? How awesome would that be???
Over the past few months that hungriness for creating and carrying out my OWN dream became stronger. To be honest, I tried to fight it at first, because I’m a planner and do not like to take risks. Especially now that I have a family of my own. We have a wonderful life, but I don’t want to jeopardize that for a dream of mine because it’s not concrete. I have very strong faith that comes from past events in my life, which is another blog post for another day. But I am God fearing. I have seen things and felt things, this year in particular, that seem so unreal and the only explanation is Him! Let me give you some examples… WARNING!!! Get ready for goosebumps or “Godbumps” as a friend of mine says. 😉
I currently work retail and have been for about 10 years now! There was one particular customer, that came in February of this year, by the name of Mrs. Brown. She is an amazing woman who always has a smile on her face. I had not seen her in almost 3 years and one day she just walks through the door!! At that particular time, I was questioning my life choices and wanting a change. I had even talked to my hubby about it that morning.
While we were talking she asks me why I don’t own the place yet…LOL…or at least have a business of my own!!! WHAT THE FUDGE!?!?!? I immediately got those “Godbumps” all over. I told her I wasn’t sure and kind of laughed it off. Then she pulled me to the side and grabbed both of my hands. She closed her eyes and started to pray. She PRAYED for me as a person as well as guidance to lead me to where I wanted to be in my life. I.was.speechless. After, I gave her a hug and told her thank you for praying for me. I never had that happen before and it meant the world to me.
Someone very close to me said…
“When someone else prays for you…that is powerful!”
And they were exactly right!!
God’s mysterious ways continue….A few months later, I logged on Facebook and this is the first post to pop up….mind you, I don’t even follow this page. It was recommended!
When I read it, I had this feeling come over me, but I didn’t know what it was at the time. So I shared it and commented simply with ❤.
Four days later, my life changed dramatically. (again, another blog post for another day) But that post was correct to the very end. Everything in my life…what I thought I knew, what I thought I felt…changed. I changed. And as time went on, I knew that I needed to focus on myself more than I was. Life is just too short. It is alright to live a little.
It’s not taking a risk. It’s taking a leap of Faith. ~Felicity J.
God was telling me that it was going to be a hard road, but that He had me in His hands. He was going to make sure I got to where I wanted to be in my life. He was telling me that it was ok to go after that dream and not give up because I was close to it! Have those Godbumps yet????
God is Good…All The Time.
So, here I am, writing. Going after something I have wanted to do for a while. Something that I actually attempted to do 2 years ago, but never pursued until now. And it feels amazing. When I write, I feel confident and relaxed. I have no cares in the world. Starting this blog does have its challenges as I am a wife, a mother, and a full-time employee. So finding the time to write has been a struggle. Also, there is so much to learn! But I am stepping out on faith and I am going to continue on! I want my blog to be great. I want my Life With Sugarfoot to be something I can look back on and be proud of!
Do you have any confessions of being a blog newbie???? Please share below!! I’d love to hear them 🙂