- To spend $5 on a cupcake. Every once in awhile.
- To prefer your orange juice with a little champagne. It’s the only way to go!
- To sing karaoke with friends. No matter how tone deaf you are.
- To sleep in the middle of the bed. Do it while you can.
- To watch the same movie over and over. But only if it is a really awesome one.
In case you don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here’s a little update on my life: I accepted a position as a nanny for a precious five-month-old baby girl. It is only a part-time position, so I am looking for supplemental income too. Waiting tables, babysitting, etc…
I know some people don’t understand. Why in the world would someone with an accounting degree want to be a nanny and wait tables?
I’m not sure I can give a clear explanation. There are so many factors that went into my decision.
The first: I simply don’t like accounting. If I really had to, I could go back to it. But I’d rather not. I don’t like sitting in a cubicle crunching numbers. I don’t like working fifty, sixty, seventy hour work weeks, even if it is only during busy season. (Let’s be honest. Busy season is pretty much half the year. January to April, then August to October.)
The second reason: I love writing. And having these two part-time jobs will be much more conducive to launching a writing career. Not only will I have more time, but I will have more exposure to life. I can write childcare articles as a result of my nanny experience, or articles for trade magazines about food or restaurants.
The third reason, and I know it sounds a little crazy: I believe this is exactly where God wants me. I don’t know why. But I know it is. When I signed my lease, I began to panic about money. I applied for an accounting job and was turned down in less than twenty minutes. Later that afternoon, the family I am now nannying for contacted me. And as I push down the road of freelance writing, doors seem to be opening. (Maybe just opening a crack, but still!)
I know some people won’t understand, no matter how I try to explain. And you know what? That’s ok. You don’t have to understand.
This is my one and only life. I’ve got to live it my way!
Set a fire down in my soul, That I can’t contain, that I can’t control I want more of you, God I want more of you, God
These lyrics are by Will Reagan & United Pursuit. I heard this song for the first time yesterday at Antioch Community Church in Dallas. Such a beautiful prayer. Imagine how different our lives might be if we actually allowed that fire to rage. To not let the worries of our lives smother it.
Today I am praying for that fire to burn away all the worry and fear. In my life and in yours.