Life is cyclical. We all know this and yet sometimes we forget. Our lives are constantly changing and evolving. One cycle it will be crazy busy, another will be slow, one will be filled will projects, travel, love, or whatever. The next might be the opposite.
It seems my life is currently in a flurry stage – where there is a flurry of activities, planning, working and a lot of creativity. Lately I have had a surge of energy, getting everything ready and set not only for the holidays but for the next year. There is unpacking and settling into the new place, there is getting travel arrangements set for the holidays, there is making sure all the writing projects that I take on can be done before the end of the year.
And to be quite honest, I am looking for ward to the end of this year. This year, 2017, has been hellacious. It has been long, heartbreaking, gut wrenching, exhausting year. And I know that just as life is a cycle, 2018 will be a great year. I have spent this year grieving and rebuilding, figuring out my next move, next contract, next everything so that 2018 will be smooth and lovely.
And finally, I see the light at the end of the tunnel and am ready. That is where the burst of energy and creativity is coming. Just like a runner who gives the winning burst of energy right at the finish line, I am there.
And I know the decisions I am making now are good ones, even though I am running and warp speed. When it is the right, it will give you peace. You conscience will be clear. And I pray, so much, and listen to God’s voice, listen in the quiet hours of the night as I look inward for direction.
And as the end of this cycle and the beginning of the next, I will probably not want to leave the house. I will be ready to rest, in warm slippers and blankets. With hot chocolate and a good book.
But for now it is the flurry, making sure the road is good and clear for everything in the future. Life is what you make it. And I will make mine spectacular.