Monday, December 12, 2011

Being

7 days until we close on our new home in Baton Rouge, LA.  A ton has happened in the past 3 months and Kim and I have done well to keep our head above water.  Thankfully, we'll soon have time to stop and reflect on all that God is doing, has done, and dream of what comes next.  I'm a dreamer, a planner, a futurist and love these moments where we can stop and think.  Since today is my birthday, I'm taking off some of work to spend time in this moment to breathe and reflect.  Really, it may be the best decision I've made in while. 

Much of the past few months I have been caught up in doing.  I've transferred licenses, renewed licenses, took over 20 hours of continuing education for licenses and designations.  I've done actual business stuff like meet clients or call clients, or meet new people, network, etc.  Kim and I have church shopped (to no-avail yet!), we've volunteered.  We've hung out with friends, we've made meals, cleaned the apartment, readied our home to sell, sold, moved, resettled.  Kim's written papers, and reports, and exams as she finishes her Masters degree.  We've prepared documents for loans, and shopped for houses, and made offers, and counters, and inspections, and contracts.  We're in the midst of packing again to move in next week.  We've been running and sleeping and eating for 3 months.  But, probably out of necessity, haven't had a chance to BE. 

The downside to all of the doing, is we inevitably miss the big picture.  I don't know why; maybe it is because doing is left brained and being is right brained.  And my two sides of my brain have not had a chance to meet.  But I do feel a disconnection of sorts.  I look forward to settling down.  And I hope you'll join me too.  Because life is too busy, messy, and hectic when we focus in our tiny portion of the painting.  We end up missing the opportunity to see the full masterpiece being created.

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