1 Year Ago Time Hop


Time Hop photo 
It’s incredible to me how much can change in 1 year, especially if you are open to following your calling.

One year ago, I had just started subbing full-time in the district where we live, and my kids attend. Now, I’m a full-time teacher in that same district thanks to following the calling to get back in the classroom full time.

One year ago, I was a mom of 3 boys. Now, I’m a mom to 4 boys thanks to following the calling to foster.

One year ago, I was crippled with anxiety. Now, I’m at peace after following the calling to talk to my doctor about medication.

I could go on about positive differences from 1 year ago, or three years ago or 12 years ago.

I could add lots of comparisons with turns for the worse also because I followed a calling.

For example, four years ago, I had just started a job at ECI. But one year later had left as I felt called to stay with my babies and open a daycare. Only 1 year after that, I struggled with whether or not I could even keep my daycare open. Was it a calling? Was I duped? All the doubts and questions rang in my head. They still echo two years later.

It is so easy to get bogged down in our current situation. It’s so easy to get frustrated. It’s so easy to doubt the calling.

But don’t doubt the calling.

Each step. Each turn. Each u-turn. Each obstacle. Each call can make you better if you answer it with an open heart and mind.

There is something to be said for prayer, seeking advice, and wisdom. Don’t discount that critical step. However, if the calling remains, don’t be afraid to answer it.

The road traveled hasn’t always been simple or easy, but the way went made me into the strong person I am today.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time, we fall.”