02 May '17, 4pm
The Seismic Shift from Striving to Responding - a guest post by @Katie_M_Reid
I had blogged for years, but one wintery day, I decided to get serious about writing instead of it just being a hobby. I designed a new website and started penning a book. Soon I was writing all hours of the night. I felt invigorated. My husband commented on my pleasant demeanor (as one who scores high in the melancholy department, this newfound joy was a welcome change). But soon, the work started to take over and I couldn’t seem to stop. I used to criticize those who were workaholics—especially those in ministry. How could they neglect their families for the sake of their work? But about a year into my work-from-home job, I realized that I had become one of them. My desire to “arrive” as a writer seemed just out of reach, so I kept trying harder and working longer. Since creative projects energized me, I had a difficult time stopping to tend to the needs of others. I was...