Wow! Time flies...
I, myself can hardly believe that it has been OVER two years since I last posted a blog post. So many things have happened in the last two years, and SO many changes in my life. If I were to begin to write them all in this blog post, it would become a short book, which I realize no one would actually read to the end... so rest easy, I will not (at least in one blog post) try to update you on everything that has happened and the massive changes in the last two years.
As I was thinking about this blog and blog posting, I realized that the biggest challenge for me in posting a blog post is actually finding (or making) the time to sit and write it. It does take time to write, and with the schedule of my life right now, it feels as if I don't have any "extra" time to do anything else - even write a blog post. This got me to reflecting on one of my closest friends and something he did.
My friend made a New Year's resolution about 5 years ago (which he kept for 3 full years). His desire is to be a writer, and one of the things that is important for anyone who is (or wants to be) a writer, is actually writing. A lot of times they say that the best thing to get past writers block is to sit down and write about anything. Well, this friend of mine made a resolution that before he went to bed he would write a minimum of 1,000 words EVERY day! He made the commitment to himself as a writer to not sleep until he had completed his writing "assignment."
As we all know, most New Year's Resolutions are broken within weeks, if not days, of the resolution being made. But my close friend did not break his resolution - not after days, or weeks, or even months. He kept that commitment every single day for 3 years. Absolutely amazing to me. And consider, as of this word you are reading right now, I am only at 357 words - so not even half of what he would write (at a minimum) every single day.
I have come to realize, even in his life, that this commitment was made quite a bit easier because during that time he was single. So, if he decided to stay up until 2 am to finish his writing to keep the commitment, he could without worrying about impacting anyone else. Nevertheless, as it has been two years since I even posted a single blog post, I found myself reflecting on his resolution and commitment and being very impressed at his making it - and keeping it!
What does this all mean for me and my blog here? Well, in short, it means that I am hoping to not wait another two years before I blog again. Will I be blogging daily - I'm pretty sure I won't. But I do hope to get back to blogging and writing some thoughts. Over time, I do hope to update everyone on what has been happening in my life the last couple of years - especially as God has been doing a LOT of work in my life. I hope that through my sharing of these thoughts that anyone who reads this would be encouraged, moved, convicted, challenged, or any other thing that the spirit might do in your heart. For some it will just be a chance to hear what is happening in my life and get caught up. For others, I pray God will use it in some way. And still, for others, it won't really matter... and that's ok.
So, the journey begins anew...