Last fall, I was stretched so thin by all the things I love to do, cooking, blogging, photographing, creating…the list went on. I remember being in my bathroom getting ready one day and I prayed God, if you could just take all the things I want to do and package it all together, I’d just really appreciate it. It was a prayer I prayed quite often. I was trying to juggle too many things and it was starting to drive me absolutely crazy. But by the end of January, my prayer was answered and in a way that I never expected.
My friend Holly from My Plant Based Family had a whole list of recipes she wanted to rephotograph but didn’t have the time. So, since I was interested in all things blogs, I offered to help. After my first few recipes, I fell in love! I thought, I can do this for a living! When I told her that, her response was, you can! Let me add you to this group on Facebook! It took me a few weeks to get up the courage to actually offer my services to bloggers, I was so nervous about the thought of failure and rejection. But sure enough they started requesting me to rephotograph recipes that needed updating. It quickly turned into a business where I now both write and photograph recipes.
This job is like a dream. Since college, I’ve wanted to write my own cookbook. I even started keeping track of my recipes, but it didn’t last too long because life got real crazy, real fast. When that dream was planted, I hadn’t even considered being the one to both write and photograph the book. While I’m not working on the project now, it’s always in the back of my mind. I absolutely love what I do right now and I know it’s preparing me for what’s ahead!
Despite everything good that has happened there will still be days when I’m driving down the road and self doubt creeps in. Ever have those moments? I have them more often than I care to admit. During those times God always reminds me of where I was and where I am now, and I’m not talking about my photography skill level 8 months ago. No, I’m talking about where I was 10 years ago and the pain and heartache that surrounded my life at that time. He brought me out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock. And that rock is where I have stayed. It’s where I’ve met my husband, had my boys, built my life, basked in His promises. Upon the Rock.
Anytime I feel like I’m just not enough, He whispers to me, I have made you for a time and place such as this. This life, this place is where I have called you to be.