Transition may be the most exhausting process in the journey of this adventure we call life. I would never have imagined that I’m just under 2 weeks into October and honestly am not sure were the last 6 weeks went. I am truly tired, but as I spent time talking with a dear friend at lunch yesterday about my near future my hope rose up and pushed me through the rest of the day…and the Chicken Pesto Gyro from Tizikis helped too! Mmmhhhmmm!
I have been in a season of transition from June 1st, 2010. The day is etched into my memory. I resigned from a job at Mercy Ministries with no idea of what I was going to do next. And I sure do mean no idea. I so vividly remember the looks I got from people when I responded to their “what’s next?” question with the very humbling answer of “I have not a clue.” In an economical down time it didn’t make sense for me to leave a job where I was getting a paycheck every two weeks. I knew in my heart that it was time to leave and that the Lord was going to provide no matter what. I can’t even believe that it’s been 16 months and I’m now headed back to a normal 40 hour work week. I’m so looking forward to this opportunity but I can’t say that it’s been an easy decision. In fact, the decision to go to one full time job this month was harder than deciding to leave my position last year. I found myself saying “I never expected to be so emotional.” I’m excited for what is to come, but also a little sad because with every step forward you leave something behind. But staying where I am is not an option.
So, this month will come with lots of transition and also the hope that in the near future there will be a time of reprieve as well.
I’ve pretty much got my month planned out…but there are so many good things that I’m looking forward to…for instance…I have a facial tomorrow…I have dinner with a friend on Wednesday…I’m in Grundy, VA next Monday through Friday…and the thing I am most excited about right now…I’m headed to San Francisco for a little vacation!
I am going to be in San Francisco for a few days. I can’t even begin to tell you what it means to me to be able to go on this trip. I have high expectations for this adventure. Why? Well, that’s a long story and one I’ll save for another day.
Say a prayer for me as I transition into another season in my life. And let me know how I can be praying for you!