Saved By The Post-It

Todays prompt: Unknown 

Yesterday’s prompt? Post- It

Topic of today’s post? Saved By The Post-It


When I was in college (talking like I am 57 years old here with 6 grand-babies), I used post-its like no other.

I would write my schedule out for each day, then I would list on a single post-it all that was due by the end of the week.

Most of the time I would use a post-it for just that day’s work on it to keep me sane (didn’t work very well), giving myself the satisfaction of crossing off each to-do item once it was finished.Every once and awhile I would even put “wake up” or “brush your teeth” on my lists so that I could feel at least a little accomplished for the day.

But then my life got swept up in a whirlwind of emotions and frustrations, confusion and sadness, and before I knew it, I couldn’t put my life into a post-it list anymore.

I was graduating in a month and a half, I was scared of teaching, I had no job, no teaching license, and no place to  live (living with parents after college was the last thing I wanted to do).  I had a list, and (what it seemed like) not enough time to finish it.

Suddenly I had a bunch of unknowns and no post-it notes to save the day. 

And one year later, nothing has changed.

You would think moving across the country would answer some of those unknowns, huh?

But honestly, it didn’t.

I have a job, a place to live (that isn’t with my parents), and my teaching license- I can cross those off my list right?

Eh, not so much.

Because those are all temporary. They will all end at least at the end of May 2017. Except my teaching license- I can keep that.

So sooner rather than later, I’m going to have another post-it of unknowns…again.

But I’m kind of loving living in the unknown. I’m kind of loving the thought of having a never-ending post-it note of unknowns.

Because unknowns mean God has some crazy plans that I cannot even imagine.

So I guess I was saved by the post-it.

And I’m okay with that.

See you soon,

Stephanie Lynn



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