Monday, October 15, 2012


I'm taking a short break from working in the sun to sit in doors and have a cup of Darjeeling black tea. It's soothing to sit here and reflect particularly when my life has recently gotten a bit more hectic.

My very dear friend M came to visit last week. I'm still sailing on the sea of strength that we provide for one another. Her words are comforting. Her insights are uplifting. Her friendship is something I cherish everyday.

Often a similar theme surfaces in our lives and we are able to relate on the topic. The current issue at hand is endurance.

In a race you need endurance and in life you need endurance. Maybe it's to get through a tough day, week or month. Maybe it's a whole season of growth that requires one to endure through and through. I feel like perhaps I'm in that season.

I know there is light at the end but part of endurance is not thinking about the end. When I know I'll be running 10 miles, I often can't even thinking about the finish line until I have only about a mile to go.

Lets call this season a 20 miler....

This season involves a lot of work both physically and emotionally, often from early in the day until late into the night, and in particular this season involves enduring and learning from things I know are not my future callings.

How does one sit in an office they know will soon no longer be their home? How does one participate in work that sometimes contradicts their beliefs? How does one take on new work for the sake of making things a little lighter even though it is so far from their passions?

I'll keep you posted and let you know...

Is there room to grow in these days to come? of course. Will I adapt, learn and even find joy in my daily work? I expect so. Will I have to be where I am forever? Nope.

Part of endurance is not just accepting it, not just going through the motions, not just taking it for what it is like a rock in the middle of a river, water flowing around it's rigid body. Endurance is about feeling it, experiencing it and letting it change you for the better.

I accept my challenge for all that comes with it! What challenges must you endure?

BPositive and BFree!


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