Thursday, July 11, 2013

What Do You Wanna Do With Your Life!?

"I wanna rock..." is the correct answer, of course, for all you 80s hair band fans. Bonus if you're old enough to even remember Twisted Sister! But I guess I should probably come up with a more 'grown up' answer now that it's no longer the 80s. (Truth be told, most of the time I'd love to go back to the 80s and hang out for awhile; seems like a happier time, but the grass is always greener on the other side, right?)

I just want to help people. I wish that were a job. I wish I could get hired to help people. I wish helping people paid $20+ per hour, or some sort of livable salary at least. Sadly, helping people is what most of us do in our 'spare time'. And, these days, who has spare time? We volunteer an hour or two here or there, maybe give blood once a year, stop to help someone fix a flat on the side of the road perhaps once in our lifetime (if we're not in too big a hurry). Then we feel good about ourselves because we did a good deed. And there's nothing wrong with that, really. We're busy people with busy lives and a lot on our plates.

It's just that it takes more than that to change a life. And even MORE to change LIVES.

So the big question is, is it possible to make 'helping people' my full time job? The answer, of course, is an emphatic 'yes' as that is, indeed, what WILL happen... eventually. But have you ever been so excited about something that's going to happen eventually that you want it to happen right now!? As though you cannot possibly wait another minute? Maybe a trip to Disney, planned six months ahead of time, gets you wishing on a daily basis "Why can't it be tomorrow!?" Or, in the process of an adoption, when you're waiting for months... "Why can't our child get here today!?"

The level of excitement inside is overwhelming to the point of being unable to concentrate properly. Ideas, brainstorms, plans, conversations, lists, and all the rest of this phase of development bounce around in my brain like a pinball in a machine, and I just want to be further along than I am. All that simply means is, it's time to sit back, take a breather, do some writing, get organized, and keep going. I'm terribly logical, it's just a matter of listening to my own advice that gets me stuck.

Maybe I'll pin up a picture of Dee Snider as a motivator?

For now, as I make my lists, work with the other ministry partners to solidify a more exact idea of where we're going and how we're going to get there, please feel free to get the Journey out there on social media so we can be ready to launch our next leg as soon as possible!

Click here for FACEBOOK!

Click here for TWITTER!

Click here for the WEBSITE!

Click here to see DEE SNIDER now!  (Yes, I know that was random. I'm in a goofy mood.)

Stephanie Jean

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