Free time, I have gobs.  Along with a stack of magazines that are knee high to a toddler, I have a few books I keep meaning to crack open.  No, I didn’t put the Bible in the pile to impress anyone.  If anything, I’m ashamed at how little I do read it.  Lance has so many different translations, I had a hard time deciding which one to pull off the shelf.  Growing up Catholic, we weren’t Bible toting people.  Reading it now, I find all sorts of things I need to consider.  The version in my stack promises to be translated from the language Jesus spoke while on earth.  I may even start at the end, since it feels like the world is headed in that direction.

Well, I won’t be getting a job preaching, at least not yet anyway.  I can see Lance in front of a crowd of seekers, but this article is about ME.  On to the other books in my stack.  Lance had gotten my son and I a copy of Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow. Maybe that will get me headed in a direction.

I probably need to wait on getting my job search started, at least wait till I land in Idaho.  I will know more about my surroundings.  It’s doubtful I’ll be able to walk to work as I did in Mt Laurel for 6+ years.   That was pretty cool, not to mention, economical on the car & gas budget.  I tell my kids often that they just need to do what they enjoy and making alot of money isn’t important.  Be happy with less ‘stuff’.  It will make your life less complicated, less cluttered and a whole lot easier to move on to your next adventure.

The next book in the stack is Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth Awakening to your Life’s Purpose.  Oprah recommended it.  That makes me instantly leery.  I went to college to be a teacher.  When I got to the end of the courses, doing the student teaching part, I bailed.  I sucked at discipline.  So, I used my years of learning to teach my own kids.  I had zero problems with discipline (neither kid was spanked or grounded, really).  I think I managed to add 2 good people to society.

Well, there are no answers, yet.   Cracking open any of these books may get me headed in a direction, hopefully a fun one.  I may even enjoy working at Lowes, think of the discount we’d get.  Maybe Lance and I will see a need in the area and do our best to fill it.  Call me old fashioned, but I believe that being his helper in what he chooses to do, will translate into being a blessing for many.

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