There’s A Fly On My Windshield

My day zigged when I thought it should zag. That moment when you see the email of your dreams in the inbox and you know:


One magical click later and it was all floating away, like an errant flip flop in the ocean waves.



Then the next email hits and I’m so overwhelmed with happiness. You see, I’m headed into a new adventure as a film reviewer for PURSUE magazine! Happy dance! I’m so new that my bio isn’t even up yet. 🙂


real boy

 (I’m a real author…almost…)

Still, the ebb and flow of a single day is nothing new to me or you. Just wanted to toss out a word of encouragement to you, my reader; some days you’re the fly and then you’re the windshield, within thirty seconds of one another. This in no way means that I didn’t mourn a missed opportunity or have a moment of silence for a rejection. But I didn’t wallow in the self-doubt and pity (although it’s squishy and warm sometimes). It’s not the first nor the last rejection I’ll have.


Take a breath, thank God for the opportunity and move on. Learn, relearn and grow. Put yourself out on the line again.


Look at me, all preachy today. Excuse me while I fall off my soapbox.


About sarahb5149

When tasked with how to describe myself, I get quiet, leading people to believe that I am trying to come up with something deep and meaningful. In fact, I am trying to decide which to display without confusing them. I'm a Christian. And that doesn't mean that I simply say it - I love the Lord and have figured out over the years that He knows what He's doing, even when I am stomping my feet or looking at Him like I have no clue what is going on (*hint* it happens more than I'd care to admit). Writing has been a passion of mine since I was a wee lil' thing; I kept my first poem in all of it's stammering, unevenness. Wife and mom, daughter and sister, aunt and Sunday School teacher, I adore the roles that God has given me. A bit of a sci-fi nerd, geek and self proclaimed dork, there isn't much that I won't try at least once...unless it involves mayonnaise because that stuff is just gross. View all posts by sarahb5149

2 responses to “There’s A Fly On My Windshield

  • Jon Rice

    Your story and post are quite encouraging, so many times writing I feel like it’s going nowhere. Glad to see it’s not all fails and discouragement for the life of a writer 🙂

    • sarahb5149

      It’s not all fails and discouragements. But it’s not a rose garden either. It’s scrabbling up bit by bit, while learning and having fun along the way, padawan. 🙂

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