A dear friend of mine coined the phrase for me some years back, “Support is a verb”. It isn’t easy to go against the grain and do things that the folks who know you have never done or go the places they haven’t gone. But some of us are called to push and grow and do life differently and we need a boost from time to time.
So I’m going to take some time to celebrate the weirdos like me who could choose to do what is expected but instead embrace the scary, squishy uncertainty that comes with being a little different.
First up is my friend and creative-in-arms, Justin Belt and a brave new thing he is starting up. Show him some love and check out how (and why) he is working towards his dreams.
We’ve tried a few businesses before, but I’m in a space right now where I believe God is leading me into entrepreneurial ventures. That’s why Lionslayerswanted.com was founded. That’s why Phrozen Photography is still a thing. That’s why I now have a registered LLC, Belt Legacy Builders LLC, because I want to leave something for my children, and I want them to see me working toward a dream just like their mom. We want them to see that obedience unlocks true adventure in our lives. And while it’s not easy…I think the greatest thing we can do is start something. And when you support me, you’re supporting our family. That means so much to all of us. I can’t just inhabit one lane when there is more for me to do. And I can’t pause my life waiting on a dream to come true while others are sitting waiting on me to act on them. So thank you. Every purchase. Every prayer. Every like. Thank you.
Check back next week when I’ll share another inspiring example of people working towards their dreams and maybe, just maybe you’ll see your way to help them strive for the goal.
Marta is an award winning filmmaker, writer and producer committed to sharing the rich and complex stories of America’s Heartland region. Marta wears several hats as Chief Creative-in-Charge of MartaGwyn Productions, LLC as well as the Co-Founder and Senior Grant Writer of Youngblood and Associates, LLC and Chief Operations Officer of Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services, LLC.
Marta is also the founder and editor-in-chief of TheWRITEaddiction. An online community of writers that publish creative and inspirational works daily at www.TheWriteAddiction.com.
Marta is an alumna of The Ohio State University and Tougaloo College with degrees in Sociology and English-Journalism and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and unconventional college sweetheart of 11 years, Terrance Youngblood.