We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell
What did you expect your life to be?
I’ve always joked that I didn’t change jobs,
I switched professions. In the second grade
I decided to be a missionary.
I held on to that, beginning college
planning a triple major, elementary education,
Religion, and Spanish, to teach adults in South America.
Dead week my junior year I decided
I held onto the plan to please the senior citizens
in my home church and that wasn’t sound reasoning.
I changed to secondary education, Spanish and English.
Teaching one year I committed to church work in the US.
With a masters in Christian Education I worked in a church
two years then married and ended up a legal secretary,
got bored and went to law school for the fun of it.
Nine years of law and the law firm dissolved
so I ran for election as a judge…for a paycheck.
Elected, I ran, elected again four times. Waiting for lawyers
I wrote books then with friends started a publishing company.
Retired as a judge twice, the partnership dissolved
and I sit here determined to write the definitive book
on historic Texas judges but years go by and the dream remains.
It’s true, we must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
And the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.