As my life has taken on new dimensions and I’ve wondered whether or not I could continue to make a positive impact on the world, the notion of creating and actually writing this blog became bigger and bigger. As I reached out to others who have positively influenced me with their words I received an amazing amount of encouragement to go forth and write!
Yes, I have a voice. Yes, I have a message. Yes, I can make a positive impact with my words.
Why CARPE DIEM? Because this moment – this day – here and now is all we truly have RIGHT NOW! We’ve no guarantees about tomorrow. We’re designed to SEIZE the MOMENTS that God gives us, right here and now! I, too, am learning to overcome lifelong habits such as a procrastination and people-pleasing. . .and I’m sure not taking tomorrow for granted.
Although this is a personal blog there will be many fabulous (of course) guests posting, not-to-be missed links, a few life-lessons, handy resources and references! Who knows who you might meet, what resource you’ll find or what you might learn here?!? It’ll be an adventure for us all!! We’ll Carpe Diem together starting right here, right now!
I invite and encourage you to join me on this journey! We’ll both be glad you did!
Shalom y CARPE DIEM!
But wait. . .there’s more!!!
I am a Christian woman, wife, mother, sister and co-laborer. For over five years, I’ve lived in the amazing country of Ecuador with my handsome husband, Brad, and our beloved Bichon Frise, Coquette.
As a vegan and native SoCali gal, I live with a continual process of adaptation and adjustment in customs, foods, cultural norms and attitudes. Life as an “expat” is fraught with challenges and opportunities = not for the faint of heart. Basically the mantra is “Adapt or leave.” We are here to live and serve and all of the variants are part and parcel of the gift of life that God has given us. We recently relocated from the northern sierra region (elevation 8,300 ft) to the southern coast. While my body and psyche are happier at sea level, life is different but the service is significant. Stick with me as the adventure continues!
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.