Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rock the Boat

I like routine.  Walking in the most efficient path.  Streamlining the things I do every day to get them done faster.  I don't like change.  Why change something that works?  Why rock the boat?

A lot of this blog has been learning lessons.  About life.  About myself.  Learning to love my life and who I am.  But that also means I'm learning what I don't like about myself.  What my doubts are.  And one of my big doubts is that I will obsolete.  Irrelevant.  Not needed.

Crazy, right?  But all my life I've often felt on the outside.  The fringe friend in a group.  The friend for now.  A friend only while it's convenient.  I think this might be something that many of us struggle with as we try to find our place in this world.

Recently a dear friend of mine had a major life event happen.  And as we were relatively new friends in the grand scheme of things, I wasn't sure what to do.  Give her space.  Call her?  Let her contact me?  Where did I fit.  Funny enough another in our group asked a similar question.  And so in this email, I was told this:

"You fit in to her life in that you know her line of work and share her passions for some things that J and I don't. You're a geek, organizational freak, hilarious and fun! Which fits with all of us. :)"

We all fit in in different ways.  Each brings something to a group of friends.  But somewhere, you belong.  It might be in your family, in your church, on a team you serve on, or a group of friends.  Somewhere you have a home, even if you don't always feel like it.

Remember, life is short.  So make mistakes.  
Learn lessons.  Live life the best you can, live it to the fullest. 
 Because many things in life can wait... but The Sunset Won't.

1 comment:

  1. You are not just a friend for now. You're going nowhere, there's no escaping me now.


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