It Frightened Me to Think of It

Today: A brief assessment of my feelings towards working for extended periods abroad…

Though I haven’t been worked to death in a long time now — the hours over here haven’t been crippling, just enough to limit my exercise, reading, and time for gathering thoughts here — being away from home and friends reminded me of something Donald Miller said 8 years ago looking back on his 20s.

“It frightened me to think of it — that I passed up an early marriage and children to write these silly books.”

As Pepe Le Pew would say, “Le sigh.” Blue Like Jazz changed a lot of lives, but DM still had doubts about whether that’s how he should’ve used his time. I’m praying that those don’t become my sentiments as I look back on the past year (and conceivably the next two) where I’ve given so much to my career. My current feelings are that I’m laying a solid financial foundation for my future family, but regrets are sneaky little boogers and severe effort must go into living in order to avoid them. Thankfully God knows what He’s doing with me and as long as He’s first I don’t have to worry.

Blessings and Shalom,

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