Hey, everybody!

I was just sitting here thinking…

I really love talking with y’all.

I saw an Instagram post today that said something like, If you don’t enjoy blogging, then you’re not doing it right.”

I’ve been seeing this a lot lately. If you don’t enjoy blogging, then…

your topic is wrong.

your niche is in the wrong place.

you just haven’t found your “spot” in the universe.

Today, let’s find your spot! I know. I know.

“It’s not that easy”

“I don’t know my spot.”

“What’s a spot?”

I’m going through the same thing. And, over the last few months, I’ve committed myself to find my “spot.” I have one thing that I love. One thing that I would do all day everyday if the kid, dogs and cats didn’t expect to be fed and taken care of constantly. I would get up early to do it. Go to bed late to finish it. Not make plans to see it happen. And, hoard books, papers and pencils to see it through.

My spot is to write. I don’t write because I want to. I write because I have to.

But, for so long, I didn’t know what my spot was. I was too busy living life the way I thought I should. I worked to pay bills; I never worked it as a career. Until I became a managing editor of a publishing company that it all clicked. Kinda. Except I had this lie told to me that I had to work for someone else to have the life of my dreams.

In reality, all I was doing was working my butt off to help their dreams come true.

Not any more.

I am now exceedingly ready to live my own dreams. To create my own reality. To be the person my God created me to be.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I draw strengths from His truths, and I trust what His word says about me.

What is your “have to?”

Is it drawing?


Writing like me?

LARPing? (I always wanted to do this! One day I will!)

Costume designing?

Model aircraft design?

Certified public accounting?

You have one. What makes your heart smile? What makes you take a deep breath and your soul say, “YES!”

That’s your spot.

Okay! Don’t keep me in suspense! What is it?!?!? I can’t wait to hear!

I have a life update! I submitted my Short, Short Story for the Writer’s Digest Competition. Y’all. This was a HUGE step for this stay-at-home mom/yearn-to-be-famous writer in Texas. It blessed my socks off just to enter! What if I win?!?!? I’ll take all of you with me to the annual conference! At least cyberly!

In other news… I’m about to launch my Instagram specifically for my writing! In the meantime, check out my minimalism and outdoor life feed at @Survival_Babe, where I post about our daily adventures (usually more than kids and cats) and getting rid of stuff for #Donate365 (never about kids and cats!).

BE BLESSED! Joy-filled! And, please drink some egg nog for me!

Your lactose-intolerate writer friend,


4 responses to “Why do you…”

  1. Oh my goodness!! What is my spot?? Advocating for children in foster care?
    Making yummy salsa?
    I need to think about this some more!

  2. YES! And, then I must hear all about it! And, sample that salsa! 😁

  3. Good thought provoking question. Still trying to discover my spot. After having a relationship with God, I would say being a good father and husband are my #1 spot. After that is trying to make a positive difference in the lives of people I come in contact with.

    1. I love this! You made me think about being more present in each of my relationships. Thank you for that! And, thank you for commenting!

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