For the first time in my adult life, I don’t have a five-year plan.
People who know me well won’t believe this. In my friend group and even in the See Jane Write community I’m known as the queen of goal setting and planning. My best friend once said to me, “Girl, your goals have goals!”
Have you ever thought about how hard it is to make new friends as an adult? When we were kids we could just walk up to another kid on the playground and ask her if she wanted to join us on the monkey bars or the swings and a friendship was forged. Later you’d invite her over for a sleepover and you’d eat junk food, share secrets, or try to figure out how to put on makeup.
But once I traded pigtails for pencil skirts making new friends got tough — that is until I started blogging.
I am a Christian and I am a writer. But I have never, ever called myself a Christian writer.
So when I was invited to speak at the Southern Christian Writers Conference this summer I was reluctant to accept. Eventually, though, I said yes, but I was sure I’d spend the entire weekend feeling like a fraud.