I start a lot of blog posts. The problem is, they only exist in my head and never make it to the page.
Usually I think of them while driving and by the time I get where I’m going, there’s no opportunity to actually sit down and type it out.
For a little while I felt kind of bad about that. I enjoy writing, I enjoy sharing my thoughts on this blog, and I enjoy feedback from people who read.
After Faith was born I spent a lot of time blogging because I needed some way to organize and solidify my thoughts… some way to put everything down and make a bit more sense of how I was feeling. Plus I had more free time and a desperate need to fill it with something purposeful.
Blogging was good for me then.
It still is now, but in a different way. And I’m okay with that. I’d love to be more consistent, but I’m not going to hold myself to any set goals about how often I should post or what I should write about.
These days, when ideas start to come to mind, I file them away for later. Maybe someday I’ll share some deeper thoughts that I’ve had recently, but for today I’ll keep things simple…
School is busy and my group of students is more challenging than last year. I’m praying for patience, gentleness, and an enthusiasm that hopefully overflows to them, even on the craziest of days.
Natalie is almost one (oh my!) and I’m having fun planning her birthday party. She never ceases to fill my heart with joy. Over and over I find myself saying, “Steve, just look at her!”, with this feeling of never-ending wonder at our little girl.
I’ve been thinking about my priorities and how I spend my time. I try to embrace every moment with Natalie and I think I do pretty well with that, but I feel like I could be doing better with the rest of my time. That’s one of those deeper thoughts to be elaborated on later I think!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and after that comes Christmas and I love this time of year. I’m not quite ready for the cold and snow (although it has arrived!) but I’m enjoying the warmth inside and the thought of traditions and special days spent with family.
I guess what it all comes down to is this… sometimes, when the page is empty, it just means that life is full.