I have had writer’s block for the past year. I did a few writing workshops but still came up blank. I wanted to write something nonfiction and maybe even something personal. However, as I was going down that road, it just didn’t feel right.
So I took a small break.
And oddly, one day, while deciding to get another tattoo (I’ll share that story in the next post), I needed a word.
And that word was PINKTIFY.
It was my word. A word that I used for my own e-zine in 2004-2005. I even had the website for it back then when it was very cool to have a website.
And then I thought, well why not start up a blog again?
Well because I have started several blogs. My favorites:
- Pink Thoughts (via AOL in 2004)
- The Wacky Wongs (about remodeling, 2011)
- Hungry Wongs (about food, 2016)
And it has been difficult to maintain them. At most I think I got up to 200 posts in a year. But there gets to a point where you’re done with being obsessed about your own blog. If you’re a blogger, I think you get it. A blog has to be very personal and yet not personal at all at the same time. It’s like a great hobby. You try your best to set aside time for it but then you’re thinking about it so much that it consumes your life.
I don’t know how different this time will be. I just trust that I am headed towards the right direction.
And this leads me to God Spoke To Me About Pinktify…
This past Sunday in the service at Victory World Church, Pastor Johnson and Summer Bowie was describing their journey towards Victory and what led to them being the Senior Pastors starting in Summer 2020 as Pastor Dennis and Colleen Rouse will be stepping aside. I was devastated to hear this as I love listening to Pastor Dennis speak every week. But the Bowie’s testimony was so powerful that it got me excited for what’s to come next.
And then they even said something so specific that it hit me hard. They said there is a reason why I was sitting where I was sitting today. And at that moment, I was thinking about Pinktify. (Yes, sometimes I do drift off in thoughts during sermons). And I was thinking about the purpose. When you don’t have a purpose to something, you lack direction.
And I heard God say:
“Pinktify’s purpose is to make others happy.”
God did not say I needed to write 200 post a year or spend lots of money promoting it, just that it was to promote happiness – which is exactly what the color pink does for me. My lightbulb moment hit and everything is slowly connecting.
As the sermon continued, it ended with that sometimes you don’t know what your future holds, until you look back.
This is similar to one of my favorite quotes from Steve Jobs:
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
So I trust that when you have the right motive in mind, especially God’s, you will succeed. There will be a lot of deterrents in life, especially people who will not believe in you and things that take your time away from it. And you will fail many many times. But if you keep moving forward and believe, success will come eventually. And success can mean different things to many people.
I have a feeling that there are others out there going thru something similar in life and I hope this post will help guide you.