Retirement

I’ve missed blogging. I’ve missed writing and sharing my reflections on scripture, on life, on everyday moments.

Now that I am retired, I have time. Or maybe it is better to say that I will soon have time. Right now we are getting ready to move. Packing and cleaning and planning. This is our last move. Next stop – heaven.

At least that is our plan. Of course, we all know what happens when we plan.

God laughs.

So the best way to get back into writing every day is to write every day. Makes sense, right? 

Right.

Here are some thoughts:

1. Write at the same time every day. At least the same time of day. So far that hasn’t worked. I started this blog post this morning, Then I had to go to the store to get something. 

Then I needed to fix myself something to eat. 

Then I needed to check mail because I have not checked it for 2 days.

And I have not done morning prayer yet and it is already afternoon.

Oh, dear.

2. Organize my writing time.

I guess this is obvious. I need to decide when and where I will write. That will help me keep it up every day. If I just let it happen whenever, well, it may not happen at all. I can procrastinate with the best.

Who is surprised about that?

3. Pray before I write. I pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire me. I know I was inspired to write this list. That is a beginning. And I want to write reflections on scripture as well. Daily. 

Maybe. 

4. Blog about everyday events. Not only reflections on scripture, but also reflections on everyday life. Of course, there is that book idea. And my podcast. Oh dear. 

See how things can just snowball? I do not want to overburden myself or I just won’t do any of it.

Just one day at a time.

5. Start writing. The only way to write is to just start writing. There may never be a good time or a perfect idea. I may never publish any of this. That would be OK with me. I have been away from writing because there was too much on my to-do list. What if I just want to write for the love of writing? What if this needs to be at the top of my to-do list?

There is only one way to find out.

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12 Responses »

  1. This was certainly humorous and no doubt hit home for many of us! May the Holy Spirit continue to use you as an advocate to keep us grounded in what really matters in our busy life. Enjoy retirement!!
    Love you and will miss you.

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  2. Well, Colleen, next step Heaven. The the good news the good news is you don’t have to pack for heaven oh, so you are done packing. God bless and enjoy your life on Earth and good luck with your writing.

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  3. Love it..you always give us your most honest thoughts…I have faith that it will all come together for you !

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  4. Great post – Very relatable – Whatever you write, don’t hurry and enjoy.

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  5. “When the Spirt moves” that was my Dads favorite saying! I never gave it much thought all those years ago, but now I think I Understand.
    Our spirt or His Spirt moving ours, that is when we can do anything with love.
    Look forward to reading your thoughts. Joy in your new life!

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  6. I am so happy to hear that you are Retired , God has a plan for you, but our God also has a sense of humor and hasn’t told us what that plan is. Many Blessings Barbara Carroll

    > WordPress.com

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  7. Enjoy your Retirement and keep writing because I need to read. Many Blessings

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  8. Best wishes in this new chapter of life! Looking forward to more of your posts.

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