It’s Five Minute Friday time, which means I join up with Kate and the other #FMFParty ladies to write together, for just 5 minutes, on a common prompt. All the lovely details and the linkup is at Kate’s place, so be sure to check it out!
Today’s word is: Find.
Sometimes you pick up things along the way, only to find that they fit you. That you wear them well. That this find feels as natural as taking a breath.
These God-finds are things that we never strive for, but fit us perfectly.
No, I’m not talking about a cute jacket or a pretty necklace. I’m talking about those unexpected, unlooked for passions. The ones we never dreamed about, or were too afraid to dream of. For me, it is writing. For years I denied to myself that I enjoyed writing, and had a passion for it. I kept up a couple of travel blogs, but nothing more than that.
I couldn’t be a writer. People from small town Iowa aren’t writers, right?
It wasn’t until I kept my Peace Corps blog and eventually found the Five Minute Friday community that I began to understand the love I had for crafting words. And still, I avoided that title. That oh-so-scary title full of expectations and potential failure.
Until one day, when I picked it up and found that it fit. And unexpected find in my journey of life, this title of writer. Something I never looked for, or necessarily wanted, but that couldn’t help but find me.
And even though it still scares me to say it, I know I am a writer.
No, I’m not published. Yes, I have one finished book draft and two I’m working on that I’m not ready to share. But I write, because it is part of my life, and a part I can’t keep away from.
Because when we find those unexpected things, and see they fit well, there is no going back, no matter how scary it is.