Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Sorry about the lack of a second post in September everyone. I have been hecka busy these last few weeks. Missions conference, opening of a new store at work, Storium, friends, family, dance, etc., etc.

BUT I also have WONDERFUL news.

Beyond Imagination, a digital literary magazine, has accepted my flash fiction piece “Stitch” for publication. I will be posting a link so you guys can find/buy it when it comes out either in November or December. This is my first published piece since college and my first professional publication, so as you can expect, I am exceedingly excited for this. I practically hyperventilated when I was trying to tell my parents about it.

This is in the face of further discouragement with some other queries, but not all projects are easy sells, so I’m trying not to get too discouraged.

Besides the high of getting that news, I’ve also just been in a super good place recently. My anxiety problem was starting to rear its ugly head again a little over a month or so ago, but I’ve been able to beat it back and feel even better than I did before. I feel as though I’ve reached this turning point where when I start to worry about things I’m able to finally just be like, “Okay God. Deal with this.” And not in just a, “fix it” way necessarily, but in a “help me do what I need to do and not freak about the rest” way, which is way healthier than other ways I’ve dealt with things. It’s pretty much broken up all of my over-analytical little spirals and what not that I usually fall into, and it’s really helped me trust Him a lot more. It’s also helped me to simmer down about my future/life balancing act, which is something that traditionally I freak out over all the time. I feel I’ve been able to accept grace a lot more and am much more willing to accept the fact that I will make mistakes. I’m more willing to accept just what a baby I am in perspective to the universe and feel as though I’m finally starting to really understand what child-like faith is about. It’s great. I love it. Wonderful.

Anyway, this was just a quick post to mention a few things that are up with me. I’ve got some video games and editing to do for the rest of my day, I think, so I’ll let you all go. Enjoy your Sunday (or whenever you read this) and thanks for reading!

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