Over the past few months I’ve been reconnecting with friends from different seasons of my life via Facebook. I’ve found (and been found by) people from high school, college, the pre-children married years, and even my fourth grade boyfriend. Inevitably people want to know what I “do.” How do I sum it up in a few words? Do I talk about our street ministry? Focus on my task of being a Homeschooler? Should I say I’m a SAHM, or a fabulous wife? 🙂 I’ve only recently begun answering that I’m a writer. Isn’t that a little vague? It leads to more questions. How long have I been writing? Have I been published? And my least favorite, what do I write? What if that answer is as varying and difficult to define as what I do? I feel a certain resistance to be labeled according to what I do or what I write. I am more than a street minister, Homeschooler, or SAHM. Maybe I’m going to be a writer whose work crosses genre lines. Maybe I’m going to blog and never write a single book. What do I do? What do I write? I don’t have any easy answers. I’m still figuring that out. For now I’m making myself at home in the questions.
“He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.” ~African Proverb
“The word question is derived from the Latin word quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides.” ~Unknown
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. ” ~Dr. Seuss