I had a wonderful time at The Declare Conference! Jeff Goins was our closing keynote speaker. He is famous for his, “You ARE a writer,” quote, which I admit I have trouble saying. “I am a blogger,” is still what I tell people so I guess I haven’t REALLY heard his message as he intends, but last night the question he asked us as bloggers was, “What are you waiting for?” He told us to write the answer down on the postcard he gave us. I looked at it and didn’t write anything. I couldn’t thinking of anything. I’m not waiting for anything. Was I missing something?
Then a little while later he told us to write our name and address on the post card, and that he would be sending us his free book. Well I couldn’t turn in the card blank. Of course I did want the free book! Finally I wrote, “I have surpassed my goals. I am so thankful for where I am and just so excited for whatever is ahead.” So maybe I had small goals. Ha ha! But that’s okay because blogging is just a small part of my life. I am a Christian wife, mom, and home educator first and blogging is just gravy!
I now have new goals with my blog that are different from those initial ones, but I’m not waiting. I’m working toward them and having fun in the process. It was an exciting revelation to me! I felt…great!
And then I thought about my home and asked myself the same question, “What am I waiting for?” Oh. Ouch! I definitely can’t say I have surpassed my goals! And I do probably find myself waiting more than working when it comes to some of my responsibilities around the home. So Jeff wanted to inspire me as a
blogger writer, but really he inspired me as a woman to keep pursuing my God given role as a homemaker with the same joy and enthusiasm that I have pursued blogging. Thanks Jeff!
Danita Carr says
You really should just go with “writer”! Very well said, thanks for the reminder. It is sometimes hard to stay focused on things our culture deems “unimportant” even though we know they are THE MOST “job” a woman can have.
Totally my pleasure. Thanks for taking it to heart.
Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms says
Love it Esther!! I hadn’t thought of saying I’m a writer either! But aren’t we?! LOL…so share…what are your goals that you are working on??? Blogger want to know..LOL
Chris Carter says
I am trying to say “writer” too… That IS what we do!! I always feel my worth isn’t enough until I actually make an income from it… but if we have a response from our readers, I believe that may be a better income for now. 🙂
Marina Bromley says
Good for you! I felt like I wasn’t waiting for anything – but TIME – on a new design, new ministry launch (with an e-book) and putting it all together! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Kim Adams Morgan says
You ladies inspire me. I was paid (and paid very well) to be a writer first for DoD agencies and then my own consulting firm. Now I find it hard to call myself a writer because it is blogging and I’m working on a book. Why is it different?
He’s a great speaker!
I enjoy reading your blog & hope that some day I am half the blogger “writer” that you already are. Keep up the great work.
@Tamara, Thank you so much for your kind words. You made my day!