The things I listed are pretty standard for most people, but there have been times when I have embarked on a totally new journey; a new location or a new job experience or an educational realm I have not tried in the past. Those are BIG things. SCARY things.
Recently, my 5-year-old granddaughter competed in her very first swim meet. She was excited beyond words and also nervous and filled with trepidation. She had practiced and prepared, but now the time had come. She was standing on the platform.
When, at age 55, I made the decision to enroll in college, it was a BIG thing. It was all well and good to tell everyone about it and be excited, but when I had to walk into that first class, I was standing on the platform and I was frightened. When I decided to not hold a traditional job any longer and write, full-time, that was another platform I jumped from, and it was scary.
My granddaughter knew she could swim the length of the pool, but could she do it in a certain time, without stopping, etc?
In the video of the swim meet, there are many people cheering her on. Her parents and sibling, other parents, the coach, and even the timekeepers. Everyone wanted Emily to accomplish her goal.
I was blessed with many supportive cheerleaders, also, while I was in school and in my writing endeavors. They have prayed for me, called me, encouraged me, and keep me heading in the right (write) direction.
I reached my goal in college. I was even on the dean's list. I am not saying that for any praise, only to let you know brain cells do still work after 55 years and you can achieve what seems like an impossible goal, IF you reach out and hang onto God's hand and rest in Him.
The writing; I am still swimming toward my goals, and some obstacles, mostly financial, are almost insurmountable, but I cling to my Rope and I listen to the people who encourage me and I will keep on swimmin'