The Sloth has left the building.
While the Week Of Sloth wasn’t quite as slothful as planned, it was a restful, restorative time, and I’m thankful to Mark, the girls, and God for aligning things to make it all work for my good. I needed it.
But now it’s time to hustle again.
It would be easy to settle into a routine of sleeping in, spending a nice long quiet time with a cup (or three) of coffee, watch the squirrels for a while, then putter around the house, root around on facebook, and spend a couple hours editing and staying connected with the world before the girls get home from school. Really easy.
But if I do that, I’m like the guy who buried his master’s bag of money in the field. I won’t grow. My dream won’t grow.
And that’s “wicked.”
Not just a mistake, not just lazy…
And if there’s something that’s the total opposite of what I want for my life and what God wants for my life (which is what this little life is all about anyway…) it’s “wicked.”
After a year and a half of hustling and growing and working on the side to use my gift of writing to grow my passion for helping others and making a difference in the lives of the fatherless, I’m taking a big step away from security and comfort and into the world of writing for a living. And I plan to take it seriously.
So…this week, I get strategic and schedule out the new normal.
The alarm will still ring at 5AM (and the family is not thrilled). Because that’s the time that works well for my personal writing.
Then I will exercise, and get a shower, and put clothes on…not just more pajamas (I am not thrilled). Side note: I love my pajamas and have lived all day in them for several years now, but this was the tradeoff I agreed to. Let’s see how long it lasts.
Then I will hustle. eBook. Sermon project. Missions work. Platform-building. Blog-overhauling. Editing. Educating.
I’ll be spending some of my time doing some editing and project facilitation for a great missions organization, working on freelance writing projects, building a portfolio, and developing a new project management resource for churches and small Christian business leaders. And probably picking up some short project management contract work along the way to keep the savings account topped up.
My days are still going to be really full y’all.
But they’ll be filled with the things I love about my dream and the things I realize I have to do to move it forward, even if I don’t love them quite as much.
Here we go!!
What would your days look like if you could be a full-time dreamer? Leave a comment…