A Coffee and Some Ramblings Friday
Honestly, my inclination was to blow off doing a blog post for today. After a Thursday night out with my hubby where we went out for handmade dumplings followed by some book buying fun at Chapters and coffee from Starbucks, I would have much rather hung out with him at home while watching some TV and maybe colouring for a bit.
Then I remembered I already blew off a blog post this week. So instead I headed to my workspace, Starbucks in hand, and a Switchfoot playlist filling the room.
I put up a brief little post on my Facebook page on Wednesday, wondering how to make dreams realities while not shirking present responsibilities. I’m still wondering it, to be honest, even as an answer has begun to gently unfold thanks to a Bible study at my church that very same night. Here is some of what I wrote that I believe is a signpost I need to pay attention to:
We can’t go where God wants us to go if we hold onto what He is asking us to let go of. He won’t make us let that stuff go—but we also need to realize that will mean we can’t go down those new paths with Him, either.
And I’m wondering what am I holding onto tightly that is in the way of making present dreams future realities?
Speaking of dreams and goals and realities, I’m a member of a fantastic online writing community headed up by Andi Cumbo-Floyd. Andi has a new book out which I will soon be diving into: Writing Day In and Day Out: Living a Practice of Words. I know I will glean much from this book. Andi is a thoughtful, considered writer and a wonderful mentor. If you write in any form, I believe it will be well worth your time and money to invest in what Andi has to share.
Seriously, I’m going through a real Switchfoot phase right now. This song continues to be a favourite of mine. (The first verse pulls me in every time: Remember coming home at four in the morning/Before the sun was up/Back when the east was a fire of gold/Just waiting for the rest of the sky to fall in love. Isn’t it a beautiful turn of phrases?)
If I hadn’t already used up all of my vacation time for this year (plus three days from next year), I’d be seriously considering taking a day or two off to dig into my To Read pile with greater gusto. Not only do I still have to finish Martin Short’s memoir, I just picked up Felicia Day’s book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir along with Jen Hatmaker’s newly released For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards. Couple that with Andi’s book, a fresh supply of coffee, and some cooler weather and I could be happily ensconced at home, reading away the hours.
How about you? Are you finding things to enjoy now or in the days ahead? Are you looking at making some present dreams future realities?
Happy Friday, all! (And I’ll really work on getting two blog posts per week out again starting next week!)