For the probably five people who even know about this blog, it’s surely known that this is a very personal and reflective blog for myself. Not always the well formed and polished. I’m clear on that, right? Okay…
It’s February 7th, but I’m pretty sure 2017 just started last week. Not sure how that can be, but I’m pretty sure it’s true. I spent the first month getting my self and my routines planned out (which you can read some about here: My Current Evening Routine, My Current Morning Routine, Why I’m Finally Forming A Morning Routine, and Where I Plan To Create Content In 2017 And Why).
Then, suddenly, a completely new idea bubbled to the surface and surprisingly looked tangible quite quickly. We pursued it (and I’ll probably write about it in more detail soon). In short, I’m in a new job and trying to buy a new house in the span of just about two weeks. It’s wild.
In change like this, especially this quickly, there’s always a lot of both loss and gain. I’m still wrapping my mind around everything it’s going to mean for future plans, and I don’t have it figured out yet. However, one thing I know, is that it’s made a lot of sense as a “next step” when we, my wife and I, have considered all of our desires together.
We sought council and had agreement that it was wise, and then we went into action. Then, doors opened instead of closed. This has been a refreshing change compared to the numerous strangely-shut-doors the last few years. When we add to it that this current path will keep us in some of our utmost desires, and set us on a path to attain some of our other utmost desires, again, it’s made sense to step into these opportunities.
So, though not everything is completely clear, and there’s some loss even in the new gains, it’s an exciting feeling to be seeing new proverbial “ground beneath our feet” for a change.
This new combination of work has me working non-stop around the clock. It will continue to be this way for the foreseeable future. It will be extremely important for me to be very attentive to my soul care, what I’m preaching to myself, what I’m listening to, what I’m admiring, and where and how I’m finding my satisfaction and my rest.
I’m still excited about this, but we’ll check back in on this in a couple months and see if that’s still the case. Ha! I think it will be, though I’m going to have some really exhausted days, no doubt.
What I am certain of is that if I can say I am seeking to glorify God in all I do, whether I eat or drink, in everything (1 Cor 10:31), and if I can say I’m helping my wife be enabled to walk more and more in her calling (check it), then there won’t ever be anything I’ll look back on and be sorry about. I will only be satisfied and feel cared for, myself. (Eph 5:28-30)
Everything else will have to have the wrinkles worn out of it over time, and that’s just fine. I like wrinkly shirts just fine.
I’m sure there will be many more thoughts to meander through this year. I hopefully will return often and explain more things in detail as we go along.