>inertia: the tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion, or an object at rest to remain at rest, unless acted upon by a force.
roller coaster: an action, event, or experience marked by abrupt, extreme changes in circumstance, quality, or behavior
i think both of these are complementary descriptions of what the past couple years have felt like….
graduation!, goodbyes, unemployment, getting a job in Charlotte!, rejection from grad school, starting over in a new place with no friends, quitting my job!, going to Kenya & learning to teach!, England!, unemployment, substitute teaching!, unemployment, weddings & travel!, unemployment, grad school!…. will watch one of my closest friends marry in 4 days…
deflated, confident… frustrated, content… adventuresome, fearful… busy, bored… lonely, crowded… clueless, commanding… broke, surviving… dry, nourished…. weak, fit… highs, lows, highs, lows, and seemingly inevitably having a difficult time during the periods of adjustment between the two… change isn’t easy. Some are easier than others, and inertia is more readily defeated.
maybe thats all of life…. and so i am happy to be where i am. thank you Jesus.
addendum: unrelated side note: today I am missing Africa. And not only because its well below freezing outside. 🙂