Monday, August 24, 2020

Writing While Moving to a New Home

Have you ever tried keeping up with writing goals while moving to a new home? That is exactly what is happening with me. 

My husband and I decided to purchase a new home in the same neighborhood, just a different section. We moved to South Carolina about three years ago and have been renting until we could choose our “forever” neighborhood.

We moved here to be near our son, daughter-in-love and first grandchild. Now, a second grandchild is on the way. Blessings all around.

During these three years, we have moved twice. Now, a third time. Hopefully, this will be the last move.

The process of moving begins with searching for a home, then, choosing a home and working all the logistics and finances. All the while the details are coming together, we began downsizing once again. Items given away and sold, items purchased for the new home, etc.

A move doesn’t mean my desire to write has stopped or paused. I have decided to schedule time to write. If I don’t schedule a time for my writing, I might put it aside and never get back to the current work in progress. Or, I should say, “works in progress”. Yes, I write more than one thing at a time. I’m one of those people. 

With boxes all around me, I sit at my computer desk and breathe in and out. I see the note on the screen that says in bold letters “PRAY FIRST”. I am reminded God is with me. My eyes closed, I breathe in His presence and I am calmed. I ask God to guide me with the words. I ask Him to give me comfort as I write.

The next few weeks will be busy. I will make sure to take time and write. Most of all, I will make sure to pray.

The next few weeks will be busy. I will make sure to take time and write. Most of all, I will make sure to pray. #seriouslywrite #writing @mimionlife

Melissa Henderson

Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages. Her first book for children, “Licky the Lizard”, was released in 2018. She also has a story in the compilations “Heaven Sightings” and “Remembering Christmas”. Her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon and Stephen Minister. She and her husband Alan moved from Virginia to South Carolina to be near son, daughter-in-law and first grandchild. The family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Hendersons”. Follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest  and at 

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