A Change in Direction

Being a person who has always had structured jobs… and a structured life, too, for that matter… it’s not easy to make a change that seems to be the opposite of all that. Yet that is where I find myself…

Let me explain…

I’ve battled migraines off and on for years, but in 2013, vertigo decided to join the party. Very unwelcome, I might add…

Anyway, the two of them decided to tag team against me. In 2016 things got to the point where I was out of work more than in at times and I never knew what to expect. Finally, I was forced to take early retirement…

… and the fun began…

My structured life was no more. Oh, sure… I LOVE not having to punch a clock… and I REALLY love being able to sleep a little later if I’m not feeling the best… and I enjoy being able to come and go when I please…

So, what’s the problem?

I got B O R E D!!!

I realized that I’m one of those people who NEEDS structure in her life!

Oh sure, I want it to be much more flexible and fluid than when I was working, but orderly nevertheless! So… six months after retiring, I’m working on putting order back in my life.

Which brings me to this blog…

This is part of the order setting process.

Actually, the thought of blogging scared the life out of me for a very long time – as in years. I never saw myself as a writer and yet it’s what I’ve done quite a bit (if you count school…). I blogged for a while a few years ago and then stopped. Life happened…

So I gave up.

Problem was, it never left me… so I started again… and now I have peace in doing so.

Truth is, there are many people in this world who are faced with a change in direction in their lives whether by choice or by force. While I don’t have all the answers and probably won’t be able to affect change for them, I can offer words of encouragement and comfort.

See, blogging/writing causes one to be open and reflective. There’s a degree of transparency that is inherent in the process, and if I can help someone simply by blogging, then to God be the glory!

Yes, this is a serious change in direction for me. As I travel this new leg of my life’s adventurous journey and share experiences, thoughts, etc., through my blog, my prayer is that it will encourage someone.

Perhaps that person or persons will realize that while change is ever present, it’s not something to be feared. Instead, embrace it and go forward.

Maybe that person is you!

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