How was your Christmas? This year was the first time I spent the day alone (but not lonely). I did have a moment or two in which I had to tell the Grinch aka Satan to SHUT UP and stop lying to me. I mean cmon’ it’s the most wonderful time of the year and there was no way I was going to allow circumstance to take my focus off of the One who came so we could have a day off, spend money and swap gifts. None of which I did. It was a hard battle but Christ and I won. I have been INTENTIONAL about stopping to get on my knees and praying if I find my emotions been stirred into negativity and this has helped me tremendously to stay settled.
I hafta admit I was freaking out a bit thinking if this is what empty nesting is going to be like, I don’t want no parts of it. I started wishing for the gift of Krystopher to going to sleep and waking up my baby boy again but that’s not happening so I NEED to start figuring out what a divamomsjourney will look like after Summer 17. The assurance I have that all is and shall be well are the moments now that have given me a glimpse of what the future holds.
I have been praying about NEXT long before my kid entered his final year of high school. Teaching was what I did to be on the same schedule as my kid so as not to be away from him so much since I was single parenting. I actually had plans to transition from teaching into counseling. Earning m PhD didn’t go quite as ‘I had planned” but similar doors to speak and empower both young people, single moms, parents and women have given me the same joy as behind closed doors counseling has and would.
I am not exactly sure where my next destination will be but I am EXCITED ! I’ve tossed around the idea of teaching abroad, relocating to the same city KT will attend college, earning another Masters degree or teaching on the collegiate level. I have the skills just seeking the Lord for His leading to the opportunity that will allow for me to earn income while building in the Kingdom. So much in the past shaping my future but in a positive manner. All I ask is for our God to go before me and lead the way.