A few months ago I got to share my story with the Bravery Series with Becky Beresford. So many of us don’t believe we can make a difference were we are, nor do we believe there is joy and purpose in the mundane of life. At least, for me, I didn’t believe either of those and it took many years to see “changing the world” in a different light. You might relate. You can find this story here.

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In addition, I am part of the four year anniversary giveaway from her series. Winnings include a $500 gift card, a library of books, and a lot of accessories. This runs through Friday, the 7th of October. Enter here.

Bravery In Ordinary World Changing

I used to think there was one way to change the world.

It was outward. It was expansive. The bigger the better.

Whether I was on an actual soapbox preaching to a crowd on a tiny South Pacific island or cooking meal for an orphanage in Mexico, the less ordinary the better.

That was fine and good until I moved to the richest suburbs in the U.S., home of white picket fences and two-point-five kids. Not only did I not fit in, but my anger at injustices–and others’ indifference to them–was bursting. Throw in an early marriage and some babies, and I was drowning. My life was normal. In many ways to others, it probably appeared perfect. But to me it was far from wonderful. A wrench was thrown into my plans to change the world.

This is when many wonderful mom bloggers will tell you how they went on to find fulfillment and joy as they took care of their homes. And although many women do, I wasn’t one of them. It felt scary and even wrong to long for more–wasn’t homemaking supposed to fulfill me? I desperately wanted to escape my ordinary life, and I desperately wanted to do big meaningful things, like change laws and start orphanages.

Read the rest here: Finding Bravery in the Ordinary

“My passion to change the world was a bit misguided–not because it wasn’t important. But because I had taken the burden to rescue others on my shoulders, as if I was God.

-Elisa Johnston-
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