It’s Day 85 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and life has bucked and tried to throw me. This happened to me last week, literally, when the horse I was riding, Piper, started to gallop unexpectedly and almost threw me off. Like then, rather than letting my fear take over, I’m trying to remain calm and am holding on to the saddle to keep me upright and secure.
According to Wikipedia, “The saddle is a supportive structure for a rider (or other load).” My supportive structure is my faith in Jesus Christ, my friends, and the family I chose rather than the one I was born into. I’m holding on to them for dear life. And it is dear. Despite the unexpected, the bumps, the muddy spots, the rocky terrain, the gut-wrenching, the heart-breaking, and the unfathomable hurt, pain, and suffering. This ride we call life is still dear. So I won’t succumb to anything that’s thrown in the way to knock me off the path. Though Satan try to slay me, still, I’ll follow. My Savior. My purpose.
I took a picture of this metal sign that was hung in the office of the stable owner. When I didn’t include it in my post about that day, I felt I’d missed an opportunity. Now I realize God had it on reserve for me to use in this post. He always knows what I need and provides. Crazy as it sounds, it’s giving me strength to continue my journey.
And it’s an amazing one. As of today, while grieving the bittersweet end of one journey, I received the contract for my debut novel to be published. God never ends a chapter without starting another… Seasons of Her Soul will be released in January 2018. The heroin, Lee Gallagher, is well acquainted with being thrown and getting back in the saddle…In sharing her journey, I’ll finally be an author. All praise and glory to God, the Author and Finisher of our faith. I’m so thankful He’s still writing my story.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Chick, who believes the purpose in any of my pain is to coach, encourage and inspire other women to live their best lives, I hope this post and this slogan does that for you…Whatever your journey. Wherever you are in your story. Pink Collar Savvy & Chic Soul Sisters, whether you’re on the home-front, the workplace or both, we’ve all got something in common with the women who came before us. We’ve all got our own trail to braze. So let’s saddle up our horses. It’s not time to be thrown by fear, heartbreak, or whatever obstacles we face. It’s time to keep calm and ride on.
~ Pink Collar Coach