Friday, April 13, 2012

As one path ends, so another begins

As I look at the last few weeks of my senior year at MC, I there are many things I could dwell on, good and bad. Will dwelling on them like I've always done really help? Not. A hard lesson I am still learning is that life is much more meaningful when lived, not dwelt upon. Yes, I do believe life can be better understood at times when it is given pause and reflection, but if you stop building memories upon which to reflect, then you will only ever have the same old memories to dwell on. And although one can still learn some, you will learn a lot more if you stepped out your door!

Yes, I have very much revamped my blog. Much still needs to be done, though I doubt I'll get back to it in the next couple weeks. It will eventually be done though. I have much to learn in blogging, as I have much to learn in life. These lessons I have taken from experiences that were not made hiding away from reality.  As I see myself now spinning up to get my diploma, get married, and begin seminary soon, I realize that where I was when I started this blog, and where I am now are two vastly different worlds apart, and for as much as I've grown I have so much more to continue to grow in. So, even though I am at the end of my undergraduate road, many many roads still lie before me, and though I do not know how I will navigate through the innumerable paths, nor do I have any clue the end goal (besides following Christ), I will enjoy the road, and let the current of God guide me.  Let me leave you with a part of the wise poem by J.R.R.Tolkien:

'The Road Goes Ever On'

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
-- J R R Tolkien, LOTR