So it has been about a month since I decided to take the leap of faith and go into this freelance writing with everything I’ve got. Starting something new is always scary. “If I take the leap, will the net be there?” “What if I fail?”
Wayne Gretzky said “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I’ve got nothing to lose at this juncture in my life and God seems to have me here on this road for a reason. So ….
I managed to start a new blog and created a web site. I have to tell you that creating the web site was not a user-friendly experience but like anything else once I got it up I was pleased that I was able to learn a new skill with the help of tech support. It reminds me of the closing scene in My Cousin Vinny when Vinny complains that he wanted to win his first case without any help and Lisa sarcastically tells him that he wins case after case with other people’s help and at the end he has to say “Thank you”. What a nightmare!
So that leads into this past week where I ordered new business cards. I must say they look nice. What do you think?
Then I garnered a couple of writing assignments. One was an announcement/update of information for my church and distributed to local newspapers. The second assignment was to write an article for the local papers about a Valentine’s Day dinner/music event at our church. The third assignment was drafting a description and “promotional” piece for a new discipleship program for our church. The first assignment was completed and drafts of the others have been circulated for review.
I have a one or two longer term projects also underway.
I don’t know why I am ever surprised by God’s plan … (He’s probably shaking His head and chuckling. “Silly people.”). He never fails; when I follow His lead the net is always there. Always!