On Waiting Patiently for What You Want

When the hour comes, find it. Don’t let it pass. But don’t force it. Wait on it. Wait on it. Like waiting to make a left-hand turn at a busy intersection. If you wait patiently long enough, your opportunity comes. Ignore the honking of your brain telling you to, “Go. Go now.” You know the time’s not right. You’d be cutting it too close.

I’m waiting on the routine hour or two of writing time I had in the past for this blog to come back to me. I know it will when the toddler gets a little older and doesn’t need my hands and feet so much from morning to night. I’m waiting patiently and calmly on my “left turn.” I know it will come. Yes, I get a little resentful at times that carving out an hour to write seems to be impossible without throwing the house out of equilibrium too much somewhere else. But it will come IF and AS I am patiently and persistently waiting on it.

Is there a place in life where you need to be patiently and persistently looking for that nice interval to get back in the flow of traffic again? I’m waiting and watching with you. I won’t turn into traffic and crash, and I won’t wait for midnight to make an easy, but too late, turn. I’m on the lookout for that good, timely opening. It always comes if I’m looking for it.

I have been absent here simply because I cannot get to the laptop to research and write. Thankfully, everything in “our little box” (my home) is going refreshingly well, one of those few lulls that life gives you every now and then! I just can’t carve out writing time! I’ve tried staying up late. That didn’t work. I’ve tried going to the library. That doesn’t work. And so on. But, I’ll figure it out. And I hope, in nutrition, health, education, whatever it is, I hope you do too!

Don’t give up. Look for a way. Problem solve. Wait patiently, yet with a steady persistent vision.

Hope to write more soon! But only as traffic and my driving skills allow! Thanks for your vote of confidence in reading what I write. It is valued.



15 thoughts on “On Waiting Patiently for What You Want

  1. Rach @ Stories for Strength

    Ahhhhhh love seeing something here from you (no pressure!). I totally understand that life sometimes doesn’t allow for the time to write. Get it! But I’ve been thinking of you here and there so I am pleased the hear life is going ok. Not sure if you saw my moving post but it’s Emily Maine blogging under her real name again. Just in case my friendliness confused you! Ha! Lots of love to you and yours x

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Nope, not confused! With my time on the laptop today, I was able to go back and follow. Even though I saw your post about changing to a new space around when it came out, I ran out of time to click over and follow along at that time. Seems like finding computer time is like slogging through a muddy snowstorm. Yeah, that hard. Ha! So you’ll see me added already! I really like the title of the blog: Stories for Strength. All is well here. Kind of fun actually. But when do toddlers sleep? πŸ™‚

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hi, Gina! Greetings!

      I did get to try Mutaflor since I went to Germany this summer to visit a sick aunt. It did not help my constipation. I was really hoping it’d help since there are some studies on it and constipation. Of course, my experience is not everyone’s experience.

      1. Gina

        Thanks so much for sharing your experience. That’s a bummer that it didn’t work for you. I know we’re all different but your experience leads me to believe it probably won’t help me either. Our problems sound similar but add to that the fact that I am older and thus, more damage done… I was hoping Mutaflor might be the missing puzzle piece (or the gut bugs I needed! ).

        Actually, I really can’t complain right now. The added fiber/resistant starch plus magnesium helps a great deal. I have come a long way in the last 3 years of trying to get my gut healthy. I only wish I would have started earlier.

        Thanks again!

      2. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

        Hello again! Yes, I had the Mutaflor on the bucket list for a few years since I read about it. I kept thinking, “If only I could try some Mutaflor.” So I was very glad I got the chance. Even though it didn’t help in that area, at least I can cross it off the list. And I don’t feel like I can complain either since I’m at a really controlled place with diet and the Mag Calm (okay, bad humor—I call it a really well controlled “constipetic”).

  2. andthreetogo

    Hi Terri! I have been gone so long, but had to come back and say hello! Sounds like you have been busy busy. πŸ™‚ hope that you and your family are happy and well! πŸ™‚

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Hi! I’m still here. Just can’t get to my laptop for extended periods needed to write coherently! So glad you said hello! I saw Chad’s book the other day on my shelf, and I thought, “I need to check and see if the sequel is out yet to the last one.” So our thoughts must have crossed across the ocean somewhere! I hope you three are doing well. Wondering what your business ended up at the time being! I sure do plan on writing more and have a post that I’m proofing now (and for the last three months, ha!). Patience.

      Merry Christmas. Wondering if you’ll make it to Cali. YOU take care!

      1. andthreetogo

        He’s been so busy the book is only 1/3 of the way done 😦
        My business has gotten really busy as well actually and I am learning more and loving all the work! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! No Cali this year, this upcoming summer hopefully, I hate going anywhere when it cold. Haha

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