I know it’s likely you’ve probably heard more than you’d care to about Type A personality types. Well, so I have I and I have to live with one — ME! I’m learning that my obsession with detail, perfection and doing it all for everyone is getting in the way of being the me I want to be. This past year I’ve been trying to sort out just what the priorities in my life should be. I think I’ve come up with a plan, and I’m hoping with the challenges I’m soon to face I will come out the other end successful.
First, I want to give credit to Ann Voskamp for writing the book, One Thousand Gifts. After reading it and rereading portions of it, I began to see that I haven’t been filled with a spirit of gratitude for a long time. And that translates to I haven’t been confronting God on a daily basis. Confronting not in an oppositional way, but confronting Him to welcome His companionship as I travel this dusty road called life. He wants to be needed; He wants to know I need Him. In the process, God leaves me morsels daily of things to be grateful for, and I too have begun my list of “one thousand gifts.” Try it — it will bring you such joy!
Secondly, a big thanks to Mary DeMuth for her prolific blogging, writing, and spiritual gifts. Mary’s writings are my mentoring source and my encouragement for the writing I want to do. They are one reason I’m not in this blog as often as I probably should be. Wanting to be a writer and being one are two entirely different things. No two writers approach their work the same, and I’m still trying to find my niche. Mary’s works and blog are providing some of that guidance. But the real killer here is finding time and recently Mary talked about The Pomodoro Technique and how it has helped her through difficult times. Now, if I could just find the time to implement Pomodor’s technique!