I started Milly Really in May 2016 to discover my “Adventures in Change.” I could see the inevitable transition from “Working Mom” to “Empty Nester” coming. The date is set, April 1, 2021. Don’t think the irony of “April Fool’s Day” is lost on me. On March 31, 2021, I will qualify for my full 30-year pension.
My plan is to empty the nest and move to a mountain cabin as close to that date as possible. I could take a positive or negative attitude towards the coming upheaval. There are a lot of factors to consider, my health, family, and change. Yes change! Through Milly Really I’ve been positively embracing change probably, for the first time in my life. As the next few years unfold, I will be testing my limits and chronicling my growth here.
Over the last two years Milly Really has moved in a direction I didn’t know I was brave enough to follow. I began writing with the intention of recounting this transition and achieving my goal of becoming a successful author. Since beginning the blog I have faced more than I thought I could handle.
I find myself walking closer to God. The walk transformed me from a Blogger to a Christian Blogger. Image that! Milly Really has evolved into a Christian Blog with a new purpose.
I have been a spiritual person for as long as I can remember. When I was seven, I first realized Jesus was the Savior. I asked for forgiveness and was baptized that year. My solid Protestant background opened my mind to the spirit world. Later as an adult I converted to the Catholic Church.
I cannot hide my spiritual side. It’s important to me. However, I am terrible at evangelizing. Most people who get to know me figure out fairly quickly that I am a Christian. I don’t even have to tell them. Some will ask me straight out. Do you believe in God? “Yes” What religion are you? “Catholic” I answer honestly. I’m not hiding it; I just have a really hard time bringing up the subject. What’s new is I have found I have no problem bringing it up here in Milly’s Realm!
Recently I redid my list of dreams. I asked God for his guidance in revising my dreams. It made me a little nervous to turn over something I held as mine. I owned it. I didn’t want to share. God has become so precious to me that looked past what I wanted. I turned my dreams over to his safe keeping.
On my adventure journey I have become a seeker of God’s pathway. I’m getting to know God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in wonderful new ways. To my delight, God’s path is leading me towards the dreams of my heart. He did not take away what I have desired in my soul. He knows me so well. As I came towards the end of the list, I prayed:
“Lord I no longer want to be a support beam. So, what do I do for others?” One word floated into my conscious mind:
I added “to inspire” to my list of dreams.
While writing a post in October 2017 (Complaint Department Me?), I was given this verse as a promise and inspiration for my blogging and adventure journey:
“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4 [NIV]
What has my blog become? It is still a journal of my adventure journey. My purpose is to walk with God and visit with you. As Mary visited with Elizabeth [Luke 1:39-56], I want to visit with you here in my digital home. As you enjoy my starts, stumbles, and finishes, I hope you will follow and share your own path and dreams step by step. I hope and pray my quest to seek God’s pathway for me, will inspire you on yours.
To be continued… Milly