Wednesday, April 29, 2009

remembering what I do

I wish I could fully describe for you what a priviledge it is to walk through someone's valley with them, caring for them, challenging them, experiencing their lows, opening up their emotions that frighten them, exploring and understanding themselves more and more, and then, seeing them walk out of that valley, into the hills and green plains, having learned from their pain, having recognized strengths within and around them, finding more hope and more truth, and having grown and changed for the better.

Right now, in this moment, this afternoon, I love what I do. For all of the challenges and frustrations that my education and chosen profession bring me, I love and cherish being on this journey with others. I am priviledged. I am blessed.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

my blog is not dead

Nor have I forgotten about it. To be honest, these past couple of months, I haven't had a lot of motivation to blog. When I have thought of something that I wanted to write about, I'd usually be busy and have something else that needed my attention, and never got around to writing in here. I have things I'd like to write now, but don't always have the time to write when I want to, and also feel like some of the things on my mind right now are probably just best thought and prayed about privately or shared individually with those close to me.

But in the past two and a half years since I started this blog, I've seen my writing wax and wane with certain seasons. If the past is any indication, my writing certainly slowed down last spring, and then the posts picked back up again during the summer. I'm hopeful that within a couple of months, or maybe even next week, who knows, I will start feeling more motivation to write things, and will probably have more time and less school demands that should allow me to do so.

So, this blog is still alive. Keep me on your google reader or your bookmarks or links or whatev and hopefully they'll be some actual posts again soon. Thanks :)