It’s been awhile. A little over a year ago I had just finished posting for 365 days in a row. Then I took a break because it was quite a bit of work at that time. However, while I didn’t quite plan on taking this long of a break, here we are. Granted the where and who we are has probably changed quite a bit in a year.
Since I last posted, I’ve finished school (for the last time?) and gotten a full time position. This doesn’t mean I’m done learning or that I know exactly who I am or what I’m doing or where I’m going. Which initially this was the entire purpose of this blog. To have an outlet where I could just put thoughts down and let it be a free form of expression. Then the challenge gave it a little more structure and allowed me to grow and expand and adapt and evolve. Then life for whatever reasons took me away.
Yet now I’m back. Clearly I’m called to something, whether for someone else or simply for my own sanity I seem to be drawn back to this medium of expression from time to time. Which because it’s mine, I’ve decided that I’m going to work on creating some structure, and doing some changes and starting over in a way. I don’t know who or when people will become take notice in things such as this, but the new format probably won’t care. This is really about me and the changes I’m going through and the issues/experiences I see and the world being viewed from my perspective. I tend to be pretty open and reflective and really like systems and structures so hopefully it will be accessible for others to come and take and give as they see fit in their own experience and perspective.
What does all this mean? Essentially, there will probably be changes to some of the structure, format, system to which things appear on this blog in the coming days, weeks, months, years. I have no idea where it’s going. However, I do know that right now my biggest thinking points have been:
- I can do anything, but I can’t do everything. *Based on reflection from the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown.
- We are called to be in community. What this means and what does it mean for steps I take in my life?
- Life is a spectrum. Life is also about control. If you don’t focus on the right thing and direct yourself in the right direction your efforts might not yield the results you expect.
- My story, my skills, my experience is what makes me, me. If I don’t explore myself then how will anyone else in the world be truly able to understand me and if I don’t understand myself, then how can I truly be me?
Using these ideas and others, my goal at least at this moment, is to work on opening up my life and truly digging down to who I am, what I’m about, and focusing in on the things that matter to me and that help me grow and develop skills and lead a path going forward that I believe to be happy, healthy, productive, and purposeful.