Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Where Have You Been?

These past few weeks have been pretty quiet around here. Not in my real life off the computer - that's always pretty noisy. But this blog has been a ghost town. Sorry about that.

We've had family and friends visiting. My husband was away for work for a bit which means I didn't have anyone to photograph me pretending to be a model.

Things are back to normal though. All of our family and friends are back home and it's just the five of us again.

I have been spending a lot of time working on a plan to start teaching Cize. I had an interview on Monday that went well. I was hired to teach but...

There are a few things I need to do first that I wasn't anticipating. And when I mean to tell you this very short (but pricey) list of to-dos has completely knocked the wind out of my fitness sail...

Listen. I wasn't ready. No one told me. 

I am going to add things to this. Don't let people or things...
So after my interview I was prepared to come home, get on the internet and just swipe my life away to knock that list out. Then I heard a voice say, "Not today, Tia. Let's think about this." Then I got that unsettling feeling in my stomach because I knew God was about to tell me to do something other than "MY" plan.

And if I'm being truly transparent I probably had that side eye emoji look on my face. You see, I am very impatient. I like results. I like instant results. I like checking things off a check list and moving on. 

That was the old me. The new (still not perfect) me wants everything I do to be Spirit led. I want to make sure that I'm operating within God's plan for my life and so I'm just sitting here waiting for direction.

During my prayer and quiet time yesterday He told me to push back my start date (which is something I don't really want to do, LOL, but I'm gonna....) and to use my new gift/certification to help people. FOR.  FREE.

So as it turns out I shouldn't have allowed that list of to-dos to bother me because that whole interview wasn't necessarily God's plan for me right now.  Sometimes you have to wait. And listen. And learn. With a grateful heart. 

(And I am only saying these things because I need to tell them to myself)

Hopefully none of you are like me. I hope that you are all patient people who never try to rush into your purpose. But if you are like me know that you are not alone. I am learning to slow down. I am learning to not be bummed or have that achy feeling in my heart when things don't go the way I want them to.

So that's what I've been up to these past couple weeks. I had to quiet down my productivity time so that I could hear. I've heard.

Regular posts (with a couple giveaways) will resume (pinky swear) next week.

Thank you for being my sounding board. I'm looking forward to a new direction around here.


  1. That's me. Get an idea or see something I want to do and I am off and running. I'm learning to be patient and quiet down my thoughts to make good Spirit led decisions. It's hard at times but makes the journey worth it.

    1. It's so hard but the outcome is always so much better than when I rush the process. So glad someone else can relate.


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