Some of you would probably answer that too quickly (Adam) but hear me out before you make the final judgment on my sanity. As you have probably been able to tell from my past posts, God has been doing something in me over the past several months: in a nutshell, teaching me to embrace who He has made me to be and to jump into those things he has built into me head first, regardless of the risk. It’s both a scary and an amazing place to be…I’m still figuring out.
One thing that I have loved to do for years is write. I don’t think I’m the greatest writer out there by any means, but I love to write and it is something, outside of this blog, that I have mostly ignored for a long time, a really long time. It is also something that I am starting to embrace again as something that has been placed there by God, something I need to at least try to focus on and see what happens.
This is where the crazy part comes in. There is something that happens every year during the month of November called NaNoWriMo. Don’t know what that is? Well, to decipher, it means National Novel Writing Month and there are people from all over the world that participated every year (you can check out more about it at their website by clicking here) and the goal is to write a novel, 50,000 words, in the month of November. It may seem daunting and outlandish, and that’s because it is, but it is something I have committed myself to doing and it starts in 3 days….THREE DAYS!
I’m scared out of my mind and may have bitten off more than I can chew, but I also know that if I don’t take risks, even with the chance of failure, that I will not succeed. I may not finish the 50,000 words and I am not planning on publishing or allowing anyone to read what I write, but I want to challenge myself to do something that I know deep inside that I am passionate about.
This is where I need your help – I am putting all this out there because I NEED you to hold me accountable to this. The more people who know I am doing this, the more I will feel obligated to finish this goal to completion. Facebook, tweet, or email me to check in on me throughout the month of November to see how I’m doing. Text me if you have my number. Encourage me, because I am going to need it to get through this.
So there you have it…..am I crazy? Probably, but I’m OK with a little bit of crazy if it means even coming to a partial realization of the gifts that God has given me to be who He created me to be.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done? What are you willing to do to bring out God’s gifts in you?