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When Life takes a Detour

I make known the end from the beginning,
    from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say, ‘My purpose will stand,
    and I will do all that I please.’ (Isaiah 46:10 NIV)

I am sitting here wondering how to tell you that I can’t think of what to write next in the story about the woman who never had any babies in St. Louis. I hate to call it writer’s block, because it’s more like this writer has lost interest in the story. Life has taken me on a detour. And writing stories may have to wait for a bit.

I am on an unexpected journey, where I have the pleasure of explaining the difference between being quiet and being silent. I cover all kinds of topics in my new job. But mostly I monitor people who need to sharpen their pencils, take bathroom breaks, and  need an escort to various places around the building. I am working as a substitute teacher.

As my husband describes it, we are experiencing major adjustments. I enjoy the work, when I’m at a school. I like the variety of students I meet, and the challenge of being flexible each day.

But I do come home drained, with most of my creative energy having been expended in the classroom. Finding creative ways to line-up children or keep the students attention is very necessary, but also very exhausting. All this said, I need to lessen my load.

I need to take an extended break from posting here.

Thanks for reading and encouraging me with your comments over the years. I will be back once I get a better handle on this season of life.





2 responses to “When Life takes a Detour”

  1. Wow Kel! I don’t know all of what’s going on, but it sounds like a good and necessary detour. Praying for your next season. Love you.

    1. Thanks Margret! After 29 years of staying home, God is leading me into the deep waters of working outside the home in the community. I will get my bearings and be back to writing…just needed to take a break to breathe. God is good! Prayers much appreciated!

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Hi! My name is Kel Rohlf. I am an intuitive mixed-media artist, creative writer and performer. Life is a performance. I often attend.


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