Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Living in the in-between

Living in the in-between.  The first time I heard this phrase was when I was reading Cold Tangerines.  I feel like I am living in-between in many different areas of my life.  For example, I have applied for a middle school position at a new middle school.  Who knows when I will hear back and what will even come of that.  We are also house hunting.  I am loving this, but it has been and will continue to be difficult.  I want to paint our bedroom furniture.  I have wanted to paint it for forever, but we can't in the apartment. 

In the book, the author explains that we shouldn't always be focused on the next big thing.  We should focus on the here and now.  I don't want to look back on my life and remember in high school that I wished I could be driving.  Or when I was commuted to college, I wished I was living on campus.  Or when I was single, wishing I was married. 

This kinda goes along with One Thousand Gifts.  So, even though I am ready to be in the next stage of whatever, I am going to enjoy the journey of the here and now.

You should do the same.


  1. Such encouraging thoughts! I agree that it's so easy to always be living "for the next big thing." Sometimes that's okay, because anticipation can be fun, but it is also so important to be content and enjoying the season of life God is leading you through right now! We are blessed TODAY :)

  2. so true. and i wish i wish i could get better at loving the little moments where things seem crazy!

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    1. Such great words to remember! Thanks for sharing and encouraging everyone. Following you back.