I know I have been kind of slacking on this blog writing things, but that's because I have been writing. I am participating in the NaNoWriMo contest this year and that is a challenge to write a 50,000 word book in the month of November.
Check out my book and info here: http://nanowrimo.org/participants/hulia2786/novels
So... I was thinking about all of this and just how much fun writing is. I could pump out a ton of books if all I did was write all day. I have been home for a few hours and already have a few thousand words in. I love it! I was a little hesitant at first, but then I decided about day four of the challenge that I should join in and that it was better late than never. So technically I did not pre-planning and didn't even start writing until 4 days after everyone else.... so if I do meet or exceed this challenge then I am going to be jumping for joy because I will have really pushed myself this time.
I also realized it is so much easier to write fiction than memoir or self reflective stuff. The words just poor onto the page when I am not worrying what people will think or how they will feel. I just know that I can be free and write whatever story comes to my mind.
Of course I am a girl so there will be relationship and lovey dovey stuff, but I am also a fan of suspense and thrillers, so we will see how this story flows. Will it end happy or will it end sad? I honestly don't know... So I guess I had better get back to it!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
It's that time of year when you start to think of family and holidays. You start planning meals and get togethers. You start thinking of how you will all come together for that long awaited family gathering.
You get to stuff your face with too much delicious good- go into a food coma - then after a few hours do it again.
You get to collect holiday wish lists. Download your Santa tracker and start writing letters to the North Pole. You get to decorate your house with ridiculous amounts of lights and other junk that you will be cursing when it is freezing out and you have to take it down.
Oh. But the joy of it all!
This year I have much more to be thankful for and so much more to plan for. Family to me this year means something completely different than it has in so many years- or possibly ever!
This year may be the last holiday season my family is in driving distance. While I am loosing them to a longer drive ... I am gaining a family also. It's so ironic how these things happen and come together the way they do.
Today I was allowed a glimpse into the future and it melted my heart. Just the opportunity to have these precious moments is something I would never and could never give up! I am so grateful for the little moments that come few and far between but that will be the ones that stick with me forever!
I think family is one of the most important parts of my life and should be if everyone's life. I know that I cherish every moment I get with June because soon I won't just be able to have that quick hour drive down to visit... It will be many driving hours or flight hours that will take me to see them ... And I won't get that luxury as often.
I also know that while that saddens my heart there are so many things that full my heart. It's so hard to put into words so I won't even try, but I just know.
So.... From holiday planning and families coming together... There is nothing more precious than adding more names to the pile of family you already have! I just am more and more excited about the holidays as the days pass by!
Sunday, November 3, 2013
He Is enough for me
Just sit and think about that for one moment. Has anything ever filled you up? Has anything ever been enough? What would your life look like if something or someone was enough? Would you stop searching for someone to fill that void? Someone to give you what you're missing? Stop putting the pressure on someone else to do for you what you need to do for yourself?
Think about yourself. Think about never wanting anything else other than what you have now. Imagine your heart so full you feel like it's going to explode. Imagine only ever wanting to give your love to someone instead of having the need for someone else's love and taking that. Taking their love and their actions for granted is something so many people do.
What if you were a giver instead of a taker? What if you were a giver instead of a keeper? How much greater which are love me if you gave it away.... Every last bit? Can you imagine giving ALL of yourself to someone?
How great is our God! He knows my heart and he still gives me all love. He is enough for me. More than enough!
What would your life look like if God was enough and you didn't need someone else to fill you up? What if you never craved to be filled? Because you always full!!
What a concept?!?!
I am a woman and of course I think about my future. I think about my future husband and what my life will look like then. I think about love and happiness. Please do not hear me wrong when I talk about the above... When I talk about God being enough. I still am excited for my future and everything that God has planned.
I write to him and pray for him. I pray for our future together and how God will use us.
I've always imagine what love truly feel like when God was in control. I know that it's amazing. I know that it will be blessed. I can't have patience wait for it because I know the wait will be worth it. I am just truly excited for my future.