Do you ever wonder how you got to where you are? How sometimes you think you’re headed in a certain direction in life and then it changes?
How do you handle it?
I recently had several detours in my life. I was plugging along as a HS special education teacher for eight years when I felt called to write a book (Detour #1). I found that balancing a full-time job, family and writing a book was nearly impossible and after a some serious prayer, decided to take a year off (Detour #2). Not long after I made this decision a part-time position opened up at my church and someone asked me if I’d be interested (Detour #3). It has been such a privilege to work with my pastor and other church staff and has given me even more appreciation for the wonderful things they do. After I released my book last year, I have had some amazing opportunities to share my story, write articles and appear on TV and radio programs during this time. I’ve also had the opportunity to focus more on my health and be more available for my four sons. I volunteered in my sons’ fifth grade class once a week to assist with math and was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. This got me thinking…..what if? So this September you will find me in fifth grade helping students with reading (Detour #4)!
When life hands you a sudden change, do you embrace it or allow it to throw you off course?
I can’t wait to see what is ahead!