The very first word of a new year. Important – and it is an important word. This morning when I opened my email and saw Kate’s choice I knew exactly where I would take my writing.
It Is Important
My writing life is very important to me. I have known I was a writer since I was eight years old. My neighborhood girlfriend, Barbara, and I wrote and published a community newsletter. It was called the Manor News and we sold copies for a dime. It kept us in walk-around money!
My Readers Are Important
Because the readership of my writings are very important to me – it has put me in a new years quandary.
A new year + retirement = Quandary.
I’m not sure I want to write weekly any longer – save for Five Minute Friday! I love the challenge of one word and five minutes. And, the community is one I have come to treasure.
What Is Important?
For me, Truth is important and the Lord was very clear when He spoke to me in the 90’s – Speak Truth. Write Truth. And, I will take care of the rest. I’ve been doing just that ever since. It is important.
I’ll Figure It Out
This quandary of mine – I’ll find a rhythm and it will work for this season of my life. My prayer is that this retirement chapter in my life book is a long one – an important one.
I want to be able to say what a former pastor of ours said, “I’m not retired, I’m retread.”
Life will look different in my day-to-day; yet, I want to finish well and to continue speaking truth and life.
It is important to me.
What’s important to you?
Happy New Year! Running errands on a Tuesday! This is what retirement looks like so far!