It's been over a month since I posted, I know. I also know that if I am going to legitimately call this a blog or call myself a blogger (that's laughable), I have to put some new content up here a little more frequently. Truth is I am in a season when the really extraordinary high points come as intermittently as these blog posts. Many times it doesn't seem worth the effort to post about my ordinary days. I mean do you really want to read about my mundane day to day exploits?
Over the past month I have rediscovered the blessing in ordinary days. While turning over in my head this book that I have been trying to write for months now, it was brought to my attention that this undertaking might be best pursued in the context of a doctoral program. While I've always intended to pursue doctoral studies, doing so right now was the furthest thing from my mind. But isn't it funny how when God speaks, He says the same thing over and over until you can hardly ignore Him? In the time since that seed was planted, I've researched several schools, talked with the director of the program of my choice, and fallen in love with a program that checks all of the boxes on my little overachieving research-focused list. If I could start now I would! First I have to convince them to accept me.
There are a few moving parts that had to be aligned in order for me to even be eligible to apply, but I won't even get into that. Let's just say things fell into place and it is time for me to get working on my application. I am so excited about this possibility in a way I haven't been about anything in a very long time. I don't even really know why given that my perfectionist spirit usually drives me to the brink of insanity whenever I am in a degree program (it's so sad). I guess I'm excited because this is what God has spoken to me, a door seems to be opening for me, and he chose an opportunity for me that perfectly fits with my strengths as an academic and my passions as a researcher.
In 30 days, God presented a new possibility that excites me in a way nothing has been able to for quite some time. In 30 days He planted a seed of an idea and watered it with confirmation by way of important voices in my life telling me this is the way to go, walk in it. In 30 days He's already started giving me the increase by making connections and allowing me to have important conversations that can grow my possibility into a reality. This brings new meaning to the understanding that God really can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine. After all 30 days ago, this wasn't even on my mind.