Little Ol’ Me
When Kelsey Gillespy became a mom, she was an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, an award–winning poet, published fiction writer, journalist, and contributing author of the sport psychology textbook, Winning Kids With Sport!
Now, as a mom of five, Gillespy homeschools her kiddos, gets her fitness fix with Camp Gladiator, writes faith and family blogs and dystopian novels, captures the beauty of the world through photography, serves as a seventh grade youth minister, and sings badly.
All WITH kids.
Living proof that life doesn’t end when you become a mom.
At this very moment, she’s probably sipping some kind of caffeine, tickling her tiny tots, laughing with her husband, or telling someone how incredibly worthwhile they are.
It was a pleasure to watch you play basketball for 4 years at Indiana State, but now it’s even more exciting to see you writing about your faith and discipleship!
Thanks so much for all your support Dr. Sanders–both in the past and in the present. It is very much appreciated and I hope you are doing well! Perhaps I’ll see you at the Hulman Center sometime if we can make it up there for a game.
I know God has a plan for my life and I think the “next chapter” is to share my story. My problem is that I don’t think I am not really a writer! Do you have any “words of wisdom” for me?
Thanks for sharing this step in your journey with me! The first step, I think, is to spend a lot of time in prayer about everything. Be persistent, honest, and open while talking to God about what He has planned for you. If He continues to place it on your heart that you should be a writer, the next step I took was to find freelance writing jobs in the area. That is not only an excellent networking opportunity (which is invaluable), but it also helps build your portfolio and readership base (which are also invaluable). Not to mention it helps pay the bills. With all that extra practice, your writing skills will get stronger. Plus, extra practice in combination with a larger writing network will put you in a better position to create and publish your story. Those would be my two cents! I hope that helped! Good luck to you! I look forward to seeing where God takes you!
Thank you so much for your response! God has basically cleared my schedule to make Him my number one priority! My relationship with God has grown so much closer since I lost my old job. Now I am looking for His leadership in a new direction…His direction! I am learning to trust Him more, but I lack confidence in myself and what He really wants me to do. I am learning patience…slowly!
Boy, patience is a tough thing to learn, isn’t it? Ironically, it takes patience to learn patience, so I think you’re on the right track! Keep following Him! Please keep in touch–I’d love to continue to hear how you’re doing!
YOU ARE TRULY AMAZING. WITHOUT A DOUBT. HAVE A GREAT LIFE.