Spring is arriving around my house. The days are getting longer. Blooms and leaves are popping out seemingly overnight.
And now is a great time to consider your life’s journey. What is the dream you carry and what do you have to do to achieve it?
We all have dreams. Some are bigger than others. Many of them we never strive for because of the real and imaginary obstacles we face.
But what if we knew we didn’t have to face them alone? What if we knew someone with power would be on our side?
Over at The Write Editing, I blogged about what a gift we have that God wants to join us on our life’s journey. You can find the post here.
It has rained so much around here. Finally, after at least a week of rain and clouds, the sun has come out today. It is so inviting to run outside. Having grown up on a farm, I can imagine how badly the farmers want to go out and work in their fields.
But the time hasn’t come yet. Although the sun is out, our ground is still saturated. If they tried to drive their tractor into their fields, they are very likely to get stuck, at best they will leave tire ruts where they’ve gone.
That is a good example of many of us. Because we have been stuck in our homes, and not been able to get out and meet our friends and do many of the things we normally enjoy, we’ve become stuck in our ruts of doing the same old same old.
This month, over on The Write Conversation, I wrote an article about how easy it is to get comfortable, for me it’s in my recliner, and not do the things that I enjoy. That may touch someone else. That God has called me to and given me the opportunity to do.
I’m caught in the web of inertia.
Which is sad, because we only have this allotted time that we’ve been given to do so much.
In my post, you can see where I go into more details on this. Here is the link.
Wow, how January is flying by. I mean, I’m sure that we are all glad to say goodbye to 2020. We are all praying that 2021 isn’t a repeat of that dumpster fire. We all want a much happier and peaceful year.
But for me, 2021 could slow down a little. Or else, I could get better at finding and sticking to a routine. I blame the shorter days. Once the sun goes down, I just want to curl up in my chair with a book. Or two. That’s good for reading, I’ve had a productive month. But not so good for working.
My reading last year consisted of a very eclectic bunch. I read 78 books, which is about normal over the last few years even with the COVID restrictions. I did read some bigger books and more websites.
One of the most fun things I did was pick up my guitar. I haven’t played it isince high school, but I came across the Justin Guitar website and app and really enjoyed the lessons. It is undergoing an improvement on the website so I hope I can get back to it after getting out of the habit over the holidays.
There’s that theme of using a routine again. Sounds like I need to pay more attention to keeping them. Continue reading