Living free and light- Matthew 11:28-30

Freely + Lightly

I don’t know about you, but before my feet have even touched the floor on a new day, I’ve already disqualified myself from deserving it. I wake up to immediate disappointment- a thought comes rushing in of a mistake made yesterday, or something at work not going right, or an issue with a friend that I haven’t taken steps to resolve yet.

Passion // Potential // Pursuit

In college, I had an existential crisis. It’s easy to say now, but it really rocked me for a few months. I had chosen what I knew was a safe career path, and I knew I would be making great money. Fall semester of my senior (fourth) year, I was sitting in my Tuesday 2PM class and was struck by the thought, “You’ll never be happy doing this the rest of your life.”

No Turning Back // the Voyage

Shallow desires of the heart are frivolous, at best: the more we indulge in them, the more we time-warp our lives. By carelessly following desires set forth by miscellaneous social, cultural, and familial influences, we lose days/weeks/months/years of our lives to a path that has a dead end. These are easy desires to follow in the grand scheme of life- society tells us that that’s what we should be doing. Taking life by the reigns, honing in on what we think we are good at, and exploiting whatever talents we have to the betterment of our lives. To gain that job. That house. That relationship. But then when all that is “achieved,” what next? How do we become fulfilled?