I struggled for a long time with finding an appropriate title for this blog before ending up with STILL GROWING. I tried out titles that more accurately represented my reasons for beginning a blog and ones that emphasized certain aspects of my personality, but this blog – and really, life itself – is about growing. It’s about becoming a better writer, better Christian, better friend, better daughter, better roommate, better teacher… just better.
Before I started writing this blog… before I lost my job and had to reconsider the hard questions about what I’m doing with this life and why, I was stagnant. I felt settled and content.
I think, like most young adults, I bought into the lie that adulthood is synonymous with arrival.
Arrival at what, you ask?
I don’t know. It just seemed like having the career and retirement fund somehow meant that I’d made it somewhere. I’m starting to think, though, that it’s better not to pay attention to whichever stage of life I’m in. Child… adult… senior citizen… what’s the difference? Each & every stage of life requires the same attention and care that the previous did.
Perhaps I am and always will be a little bit like this sunflower here…
It hasn’t yet achieved full-bloom, but with a watchful eye and a careful touch this little guy will fulfill the promise of beauty its Maker bestowed on it.
Right now, I’m hungry, reflective and hopeful about life. I’m enjoying the moment and learning and loving and smiling. Mostly, though, I’m just glad to be growing again.