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Almost Ready



Linda’s prompt for today is “almost.” This is almost too easy, because I’m at such an almost place in my life, getting ready for a leap of faith. A big change, hopefully within the next 12 months.

I’m excited, and almost scared.

I’ve cut back on my hours as a substance abuse counselor to 30. That’s the magic number where you can still get benefits: vacation time, sick time (I have almost 400 hours accumulated) and the all too important health insurance.

In my spare time, I’ve started doing more art work and have even sold a few pieces. My manuscript is almost ready to get serious about publishing, one way or another.

I’m almost 6o years old! OMG, I’ll be 60 in just over 6 months!

So does all this talk of “almost” hold back the law of attraction? Some people say we should speak the desires of our hearts as if they are already here now, so as not to keep them at “almost” distance. But I won’t be almost 60 forever. It will happen, God willing for me to live that long, and I believe I will because, God knows, I have plans!

And God has already shown me miracles by bringing the love of my life back to me at just the right time. God has perfect timing.

Still, it’s good to recognize that I am an artist now. I am a writer now! I’m writing right now! Life is unfolding exactly as it is supposed to. I’m right where I need to be.

If you’d like to join in the fun and spontaneity of Saturday’s Stream of Consciousness posting, visit:

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

15 thoughts on “Almost Ready

  1. Beautifully written! I love that you’ve discovered art and writing so late in life, it gives me hope that at nearly 50 I still have time for the things I love. Really enjoyed your use of Linda’s prompt. I’ve connected to your blog and look forward to more of your posts. Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you, Lori! I discovered that I had a talent for drawing when I was around ten years old, and later painting in high school, but for whatever reason, did not value that talent enough to pursue it as a career. Maybe I had to learn some other things that would help me work on my issues…. I did take journalism and technical writing in college many years ago and loved it, but I’ve found creative writing is much different. Getting back into art and writing is like coming home to my true self. I’ve been thinking about writing on this, so thanks for the prompt 🙂 Yes, there is always hope!

      • That’s great that you had those talents early… I didn’t think I had any artistic talent until in my early 30s I took some art classes in college and behold! there it was 😀 I agree, art and writing feels like my true self as well. I look forward to more of your work!

  2. Doesn’t really sound very much like you’re in an “almost” place – sounds like you’ve arrived! Thanks for making this positive post part of SoCS, JoAnne. 🙂

    • It’s a process. I’ve started on the journey, taken some important steps, but I don’t think I will feel like I’ve arrived until I’m spending more time on creative work (writing and art) than I am as a counselor. Thanks for the vote of confidence, and for following along!

  3. And I am so very happy for you!!! You go girl!! ❤

  4. JoAnne 🙂 I think 60 is just a number here! You are rocking it at every area and there are some serious leaps and bounds just waiting to happen. I wish you all the very best for your art and writing… You really are going great ❤

  5. Congratulations 😇🚜😇

  6. Hi JoAnne,

    I was excited to read about these changes you have described, and about your completing new works of art and a manuscript. We are too often sidetracked by meaningless impediments, and there is glory in allowing ourselves the taste of simply being/accomplishing all that we hold dear. That is the most profound piece of it I think. And the stage of life is irrelevant. We want to live fully– now, and always. I often coach myself not to get too hung up in the mechanics of attraction. Living is the most powerful attractor there is…


    • That makes so much sense. Now I’m laughing at myself, in a good way, for worrying about the mechanics of attraction. I am living well. Thank you, Michael. And blessings to you 😉

  7. Thank you for the re-blog 🙂

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