What can I say?
I love people. The jobs I've enjoyed the most involved interacting with people - all types and ages of people. I am definitely a people person.
Looking back, I tried one writing job that required I sit in a room all day, with the door shut, with a sign on the door saying, "Do not disturb." All I can say is, "Yuck." I wanted to open the door and scream, "Please, please DISTURB ME!"
Since semi-retiring, I am on the road participating in various expos, open houses, and small markets. Today, I am in Anahuac at an event called, "Deer Widows' Market." If you are the wife of a hunter, you realize today is opening season for hunting with a gun in Texas. Thus, the name. <smile>
I am the daughter, wife, and mother of hunters so the first Saturday in November has always been a lonely day for me. I'm not a hunter. I am an eater. Just not a hunter.
Someone asked me why I traveled to Anahuac today considering my hometown is hosting an event? Have you ever read the verse, "no prophet is accepted in his hometown?" (See Luke 4:24) When I made the decision to stop working an office job and knew that I wanted to step out into self-employment again, I knew I wanted to be a guest speaker, teacher, and writer. I also knew that I would not be accepted in my hometown under those titles. Why? Because the bible tells me so. Plus, Jesus said it. That's good enough for me.
I am enjoying a small-town Saturday. I am meeting people who do not know me (often, that helps) and people who have not heard about my writing, my book, or my artwork.
Guess what? There is a vampire book author in Anahuac. Who knew? I also discovered there are three wineries near me: one in Winnie, one on Oak Island, and one in Beach City. That could be considered dangerous information. <wink>
I'm glad to be here. Glad to be meeting new people that I've never seen before and most likely will never see again. Well, this side of Heaven. God is good. He is definitely expanding my territory.
When God is behind our work, it doesn't really matter who accepts us and who doesn't. He accepts me fully and that's all I need.