Choosing Freedom

a little girl sitting on a swing in the air

I was recently listening to a podcast by Joanna Penn, and she offered some advice that has really stuck with me, so I thought I’d share it with you.

She said that when you’re thinking about what you want out of your career, to choose between three things: freedom, fame, or fortune. Then, after you make that decision, focus your efforts toward that particular goal.

I chose—choose—freedom. Freedom to build my career as I want it, rather than to rely on someone outside of myself to make those decisions. Which is why, in part, I both independently publish and work with a traditional publisher.

However, the desire for freedom also applies to my everyday life, including my religious goals.

And I’m happy with that.

But lately, I’ve had a little struggle.

Have you seen the movie, The Sound of Freedom? I haven’t yet, but I expect—hope—I will. Eventually. Maybe even today.

But I’m a little afraid to watch it. I tend to get really emotionally caught-up in traumatic events. Sometimes to the point that it’s hard for me to get over them. But I do believe I should watch that movie and learn from it. And do what I can to help stop human trafficking and the related loss of freedom for all.

So that means I should watch it, shouldn’t I? Fresh courage take and all that?

I hope I can . . . I hope I can . . .

News update–I did watch it, and I’m glad I did. I even survived.