My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Waiting for the Dawn

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”

~ Anne Lamott

Foggy meadow in the Smoky Mountains

I haven’t written for a while.

I debated on whether to admit that.

If you follow my blog, then it’s obvious. (And you’re thinking “Duh!”) If you do NOT follow my blog, then you’re a stranger and I have just admitted I’m less than perfect. Disorganized. Not truly committed.

Or perhaps I’m not that different from you.

Perhaps I’m simply afraid.

Someday I will figure out what keeps me from writing. Every time I think I have it figured out, I fall off the wagon again.

If good intentions were blog posts, I would have enough written to last a decade.

Instead, I have nothing.

On the other hand…

That’s not exactly true. I have several hundred photos I’ve taken while I’ve been absent. Photos from a spring camping trip to the mountains near our home. Photos from a week in Nicaragua. Photos from a vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

I also have stories to go with them.

Now I just need to write. And write. And write some more.

But first — I’m leaving on a mini-vacation.

Tomorrow my husband and I are going on a marriage retreat with a group from our church. I don’t think “Marriage Retreat” and “laptop” belong in the same motel room… so I can guarantee I won’t be posting anything until we get home.

But I may take a spiral notebook or journal… Just in case I think of something random.

In the meantime, I’m going to pray for direction and focus and all that good stuff I feel like I should have by now… And then I’ll pray to be content with what I already have.

Ready. Set. Go.

About Brenda

Morning person. Introvert. Longtime runner. Erratic sleeper. Fitness junkie. Lifelong learner. Coffee addict. Volunteer. Health/Wellness advocate. Coach. Blogger.

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  1. Welcome back! You’ve been missed!

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