I had a meeting today with a good friend and assistant in The Pillowcase Project.
We used big words and important sayings like "micro-enterprise", "fair trade standards" and my least favorite, "accounting." (Say whaaaaaa?)
Ok, so that last one isn't a "big" or "important" word, but it still is not on my list of favorites. (And yes I have a list of favorite words. I'll save that for another blog).
I like being involved in something that is a lot bigger than myself. It virtually makes it impossible to take any credit. Like a built-in humility check.
Which makes me remember the one time I was 13 years old and I played a song at my church for a "special" song (remember those?). I really botched the thing, screwing up chords, forgetting words and ended the song in a heap of tears with some story about how God was humbling me. The church applauded my attempt and honesty, and as I went to make a quiet exit off the stage, the front of my dress caught under my shoe and I tumbled down the couple steps onto the lower level. The room went silent as I wailed in utter embarrassment. How's that for 13-year-old moments?
Anyway, back to now, 14 years later. Wow. That's a long time.
This season is all new for me... the responsibilities feel considerable, the to-do lists long, days feel shorter, wallets feel tighter ... you get the idea.
All that to say, a few months ago I had some ideas to do some things that may or may not matter to the rest of the world. Then instead of waiting for the golden opportunity, I took the leap...
Let's see how this currently-vague season goes. Stay tuned!