We are experiencing winds of change here at The Tiny Twig. I want to share my heart with you--and I want you to know the direction Tiny Twig is planning to travel. It has been a a year that started in mundanity and seems to now be headed at warp-speed. That has lead to changes in my heart, energy level, and the way I seek adventure.
When the year began, I was coming off of a time of intense self-examination. I had spent 4 months committed to 30 minutes of daily prayer and additional time spent studying the Bible. My heart was ripe for adventure and I was passionate about living a passionate life even in the midst of life's monotony. I still feel this way, please hear that. However, shortly after my year of adventures started, Husband and I started feeling "itchy" in our status quo. We saw the entirety of our immediate family living in one city, and they were going through growing pains and trials. We had carved out a happy, comfortable, and mostly quiet life in Charlotte. I didn't know it at the time, but I LOVED that life. A predicatable family rhythm apparently is essential to my happiness quotient.
By the middle of the year, we found ourselves planning trips for Husband to interview in our home state as opposed to summer vacations. Within a month after that, we were poised to make another cross-country transition in less than 5 years.
Which, brings us to present. Husband and I have been together for a grand total of 6 weeks in the past 5 months, which is hard on our little family of four. We thrive on that aforementioned predicatable rhythm. We have found through marriage and parenting that you can survive and thrive in change as long as you have margin and rhythm to your days. It is that predicatability that gives you the confidence to step outside of your comfort zone.
So, while at the beginning of this year I was searching for excitement, now I find my self searching for a new status quo. I find myself stepping out on a limb in each and every moment of the day--rather than just in my little adventures each week.
There are undoubtedly seasons of life--and this just happens to be a season where I am searching for my solid ground again. I am seeking a sweet rhythm, one that involves grocery shopping, laundry, and those intensely mundane tasks of life.
Once again, I will be committing to finishing out the year with 30 minutes of dedicated prayer time each day. I found my feet and my wings by connecting with the Lord intimately every day last fall, and I hope to do the same this year. Will you join me? Your prayer time doesn't have to look like mine, it could be 10 minutes or 2 hours. I generally try to do mine immediately after Twig2 goes down for a nap--this gives me the most "bang for my buck".
I'll be blogging about my journey back to a cadence that works for us. I'll be sharing with you the things that the Lord puts on my heart, and hopefully you'll share with me what is on yours.
Thanks for hanging with me this year--it's been such a joy. I can't wait to see how this space evolves and moves towards 2011.