Friday, November 12, 2010

Reading Blogs

It’s no secret, blog friends, that I not only blog, but I also read and follow several blogs. A lot of them are blogs written by friends of mine. And the one I’m about to mention is one of those. My friend G (we all know I like using initials) blogs; and while we like to tease him that its pretentious to only blog in Europe, about a year ago he started a non-Europe blog.

He’s only written a dozen or so blogs since then, but he’s trying =o)

One of the blogs he posted Tuesday this week included song lyrics, and we all know I love good song lyrics. These aren't the lyrics he blogged about but here they are:

And lackluster in dust we lay
Around old magazines.
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
for all we could and should be being
in the one life that we’ve got.
                    (Wait It Out – Imogen Heap)

I feel like it describes my life. Maybe not lately, but for years. Decades. Of course it describes it in a lovely lyrical way, but it does, nonetheless.

I feel like for years I waited around while life passed me by.

I waited for things to happen to me. For me. I want so much for my life. I want to honor God in it, but for so long it would happen someday when I got married.

Well, blog friends. I’m 30. And while I still do think it is in my future that I will get to be a wife and sometime after that a mother, I realized (not recently) I can’t just sit around and wait for life to come my way and then watch it pass me by.

It’s one of the reasons for the 101 in 1001 list.

I’m just sad it took me so long to realize it. I wish it had happened at 25 or maybe younger.

But oh well! It’s time now and I’m so grateful that God finally knocked some sense into me and that I’m getting to do things that I always wanted to do ‘someday’.

I’m hoping that “Fluorescent lighting sets the scene/for all we could and should be being/in the one life that we’ve got.” Doesn’t stay the truth for my life.

I hope that someday this life leads me to outdoor worlds of sunlight and rain and that I stop hoping for what could be and start being who I should be being…


G Money said...

Thanks for the shout out and link to my blog! While I don't comment often, I do keep up with your blog as well. You've definitely helped encourage me to write and share more often.

Anonymous said...

**LIKE** I got this attitude several years ago...but every once in a while I feel like I need to start shaking it up again. God has so much out there for us to see & experience. BN

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Anonymous said...

What a nice post. I really love reading these types or articles. I can?t wait to see what others have to say..