For several years, I’ve wanted to write. It’s been on my Goals/Resolutions list for over 7 years now. I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to write about, I just knew I wanted to be published.
I’m a voice and piano teacher but didn’t think I was smart enough to write for one of those music trade journals, although I have over 20 years of teaching experience.
I’ve been a church choir director and worship leader but what do I have to offer those publications?
I’ve toyed with several ideas for novels but nothing really grabbed me.
My husband thinks I’m a good writer and encourages me all the time. But I feel this is so out of my wheelhouse, my comfort zone.
I was never good at writing. I’ve never done well on English standardized tests. I’ve tried to keep journals for years but with only sporadic entries.
I didn’t think writing was in my blood…until now.
I am stepping out in faith and daring to dream a new dream.
I am overcoming the “I’m too old to start something new” stigma.
My seasons are changing.
Learning to blog has been a challenge. The learning curve seems too steep at times. But I am willing to walk that steep hill because I have something to share.
I want to share my heart.
I want to encourage you to go ahead and dream those dreams. Maybe it’s a dream you’ve buried while raising a family. Maybe it’s a new dream. Maybe you haven’t even allowed yourself to dream. Or it’s a dream you’ve never told anyone. I want to let you know you can do it. Dream!
Yes, I will give you tips I’ve learned along the way. We will learn to navigate changing seasons; in our vocation, in our bodies, in our marriages, in our lives! We will get to know others who have dared to dream new dreams, who have overcome the fear of being too old.
But I also want you to know, I struggle with fear. I hear those voices saying “you can’t”, “you’re too old”, or “nobody will listen anyway”.
Let’s push past these lies together, you and me. Let’s dare to dream and then go about making those dreams a reality.
Oh, I know we will stumble on the way. But we will rise together. Stronger together.