This Christmas Holiday was bittersweet. My husband, mother-in-law and step-daughter enjoyed our time together opening gifts. Our tree was small in stature. Our gifts instead of wrapped were placed in gift bags…this is my husband’s favorite solution. I am a terrible wrapper so I have gone the gift bag route. Since the bags are much bigger than table, I sat them on the floor. Under the tree, I opted to make it a teddy bear celebration. I use to collect Boyd Bears and found a couple of Janaida’s bears to add to the mix.
After opening the gifts, we all went our separate ways. I opted to work on a project that had been nagging me for a while. The cluttered…junky back bedroom. It held boxes of clothes, paper work and books. I had taken over our dining room table to use as my workspace. It’s nice but it did not lend to creative writing and privacy. So I took on the four hour task of packing, stacking and throwing away clutter.
I now have a work area that I can work on my manuscript, as well as, my client manuscripts. I can create video and audio training files. There is a futon that I can now take my catnaps when I’ve exhausted my brain cells. This is easily done because I work on so many different projects at any given moment.
This year, I gave myself the gift of creation. I can slip out of bed and walk down the hall to capture my dreams and develop my story lines. In 2014, I want to focus, execute and complete my projects professionally and on time. This means turning out manuscripts that are pristine and “ready for the public consumption”. I want to complete my manuscript in time for the April interview with the judges; and breeze through the interview process and be invited to the final Pitch Week in June.
In 2014, I expect to fulfill the first round in this new challenge that God has set down for me. I have listened to his leading through the counsel of the Holy Spirit that indwells in me. I know that the writers that he is sending my way are people whose testimonies will be a blessing to all who buy and read their books.
The down side of today, I miss my family…my father, brother and sister who no longer live on this side of heaven. I called my mother and wished her Merry Christmas. I will see her tomorrow. Today, she was blessed to spend time with friends. I remember the big family gatherings that The Wilsons had in Penllyn, PA at Nana and Pop Pops. It was loud and full of laughter and fun. Now my Christmas gathers have transitioned from 30 or more, to just 4 of us. Times have changes.
So I write this to tell each and everyone, enjoy the family and friends that you are blessed to have in your life. There are no promises with whom you will spend your future times together. I pray that you had a joyous Christmas and you remember how blessed we are to have been given the greatest gift of all, God’s son.