Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pitching My Tent

Good morning, world! I hope everyone has had a great week and weekend. And it's not over yet! It's shaping up to be a beautiful day in Tulsa. I plan on taking advantage of it with a late morning run, maybe read a book later on my patio. Ah, the joys of home ownership in the Spring. :)

I know I use the world "whirlwind" to describe my life a lot on this blog- and this week and weekend was no different. We ventured out to Grand Lake on Friday for work (tough day at the office, huh?) to investigate a lake house we're auctioning. Beautiful property! But a long, 12 hour day of work following a long week of work!

My mom & sister were in town to host a wedding shower this weekend that I also attended, along with a baby shower. It's that time of year again!

Last night, I had a great talk with my mom. I love hearing about her life before us kids came along... and I especially love hearing about my grandparents. I haven't had grandparents for over 10 years now, and it's always makes me tear up a bit to hear about them.

Something else we talked about- the "valleys" of life- otherwise known as those great transition periods. My mom and I are both in a bit of a transition period. For her- it's the fact that her last baby graduates high school in 2 months... and 27 years of raising a child from diapers to graduation comes to an end.

For me- it's the fact that my "low" period is over. I am not sad or heartbroken or grieving. But I'm also not in that next chapter yet. You know, where things just start to click into place and you know you've found the round you're meant to be on at that particular time and you start traveling down that road. A "high" period, I guess you could say.

I haven't quite found that road yet. I guess I'm still circling around in the woods!

It's a valley, so to speak. But not in a negative way; I'm just not on an emotional high on either end of the spectrum.

My projects are slowing down. I'm not racing to fill my days with extracurricular things (even though it may seem that way!) I'm letting things ease up a bit.

And if that means I spend more time alone than usual, that's ok.

And if that means it's time to get a kitten, that's really ok.

But the best part is letting things get quiet so you can hear God's voice, telling you which of those paths to travel down.

I'm so excited to see what that road looks like- but for now, I'm pitching my tent in the woods. I'm spending some quiet time listening and learning.

I think everyone will know when I'm on the move again! :)


  1. Glad the low period has passed. And, I totally support the new kitten idea. You need something furry in your life. :)

  2. Honey, if all that you've suffered is the death of a pet and a lost relationship, you should consider yourself blessed.

  3. Nat, I agree- a new kitten is definitely in my future!

    And anonymous- The loss of a relationship and a pet are certainly not the worst things a person can go through in life. If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you will see that I consider myself extremely blessed- certainly too blessed to make off-handed comments on people's blogs. But I appreciate you taking the time to read!

  4. I originally thought, from the title, that you went camping! LOL! One day my friend, one day! BUT I still enjoyed reading and I agree with Nat, especially about the kitten!


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