I think I have said before but it is worth repeating, the low points in my life are the beginning of the up swing. So I started getting sucked into the black hole last week. I had been releasing for the past 6 months and I think I just released a little too far. Into nothingness. But I don't do lay on the couch doing nothing very well it turns out so one or two nights like that was enough for me to realize it was time to re-assess.
And what better time to re-assess your life and where it is going than in December?! This is my planning month. Isn't that what I have told you in the past? Because I love new years resolutions! Actually I usually like to plan in August but I was still releasing back then and nothing really came together. But now, during the busiest month of the year, God has released me from releasing and it is time to start figuring out what my life is going to look like for the next few years.
I have a few ideas but nothing I am ready to share. Instead let's take a few minutes to reflect on what I have learned so far:
I still love Mondays! Today is Monday. And it is a fresh start to life every 7 days. Even if I am at a J-O-B (what I call paid employment) as opposed to the work I did at home or actually paid work from home.
If I am going to get anything done I need to put boundaries around my time. When am I going to accomplish tasks? Spend time with the family? clean, shop? Relax?
This is hard but hard is good. It makes me stronger.
I realized that the plan before us takes vision. And I found my new favorite quote, "Most people over-estimate what they can accomplish in a year and under-estimate what they can do in 10 years."
It isn't worth rebelling against God. My last breakdown was a rebellious fit against what I wanted vs what God was doing in my life. Learning to trust, listen and wait for His timing.
And recently I wrote on my new "home to work" blog about how we never stop transitioning. While the past 6 months of our life may have held more transition than the average day the fact is that we will forever be transitioning and life is full of changes. And learning to manage as we go through those transitions is the real trick.
I have also been blessed by encouraging friends and family, kind co-workers, and this great outlet to express myself these past 6 months.
Now that I am leaving the "release" stage of this life change I am excited by what is ahead of me. It is going to be a great month of planning.