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we are all on a journey... and I think it is a good thing to process and to analyze the world around us. So being a writer... what better way to do this? This is a blog where I will authentically share with you the way I see life -- which may include the good, the bad and the ugly. I am glad you found me. I hope you come back again. Blessings.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


So for the third time this winter, due to the winter weather, our mid-week activities have been canceled -- I don't remember this many weeks being canceled in the past, but that is another story.... Although, this has created some sadness and frustration for my older children, who look forward to hanging out with their friends at their different activities throughout the week, I have rather enjoyed having nothing to do and nowhere to go...

So it makes me wonder...why is it we sometimes need circumstances (e.g. the winter weather) to force some blank space in our lives? We fill our lives with "good" things that take our time -- bible studies, music lessons, book clubs, hobbies, etc... And yet, there is a strange comfort, a peace, a calm, in finding out you have nothing to do for the day or the night. Now don't get me wrong, I will be ready to return to my regularly scheduled life -- after a few days I start to go stir crazy. But, maybe, just maybe it is good to take a break, to be bored for a little while and have nothing to do. It takes something outside of my control to put life on hold. It makes me wonder... Do I have enough blank space in my life?


  1. My immediate thoughts:

    Our ancestors hunted for food and spent the majority of their time simply surviving. I think would be fulfilling on many levels. There were times of plenty (where people got to rest) and hard times, when people had to really work. Now, we don't have to worry about surviving like that. We have plenty, we have excess really. So we busy ourselves with whatever we can find to do (jobs, music lessons, school, etc). But, it's very similar. A break from the daily grind, no matter what it is, is always a welcome relief. Like a respite from responsibility.

    I have several thoughts as to why we need a circumstance to force us to take said break. Maybe I will start a blog post to compliment yours :)

    Love that you are blogging. I look forward to reading thoughts. We definitely need to visit sometime. We are considering driving to New Mexico this summer. We should figured something out then.

  2. Good to see you blogging! I agree about the over scheduled existence. It is hard to chart a course out, but I'm committed to a simpler schedule next school year (already looking ahead eight months!).