Thursday, July 21, 2011

Operation “She Speaks” is On

Hey ladies! I won’t keep you long today, but I just wanted to stop in to say “hi”. I am just a bundle of excitement right about now. Almost 3 hours ago I arrived for the conference I’ve wanted to attend for seven years now. I know you all have probably wearied over the past few years as I “bent your ears” about wanting to attend this conference. You all remember my many attempts to win scholarships. Apparently, it just wasn’t my time. This year, God said “yes”, and I am very happy to be here.

For much of the afternoon, I’ve been relaxing, trying to shake off the staleness of a rental car and a long, hot busy interstate drive. I’ve, also, been hanging out chit chatting with my roommate for the conference. She is a beautiful young woman who hails from Brazil and now lives in Canada. She is nervous about her accent and her mastery of the English language, but I’ve already told her she’s doing just fine. Her accent is a delight to listen to, and she speaks English better than many of us who were born and raised in the states! Seriously… I’ll see if I can get her to smile for the camera later. 🙂

North Carolina brings back all sorts of memories. To be honest, most of them are not so great. I lived here for just under 6 months, many moons ago, during one of the most challenging seasons of my life. That’s totally another story for another day, though.

Today, it’s all about the craft of writing and how the Lord wants me to use the gift He’s given me. I’ve already learned so much just preparing for this conference, so I can only imagine what’s in store in the days ahead. I’m excited to find out, though, and I’ll try my best to keep you posted. My day gets going late tomorrow, but once it starts it will be non-stop. If I can steal a few moments, I will try to stop by and say “hi” tomorrow, too!

If you’re joining me from Facebook or Twitter, happy almost Friday. If you’re catching up with me via email, Happy Friday (you won’t see this until then)!

Completely ME,