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.

7 Responses

  1. Oo! Oo! A blog!

    I’ve wanted to start one, but I couldn’t come up with a compelling “gambit.” Moving to Idaho is a good gambit.

    I shall be following…your blog….and maybe your westward wanderings.

    1. I have trouble ‘shutting up’. So what if no one reads it (but your mom and girlfriend). KK kinda blogs, with her ‘notes’ on FB. I’d love to have you as a guest blogger, would you send me a couple paragraphs on your perspective of moving around so much in your youth? I am often in wonderment of those that have lived in the same zip code, their entire life.

      Maybe you could write one on BEER, from PBR to Shelton/Peters brew and everything in between. Or you could write a fictional adventure about going into the wilderness
      Or roadtrips, or jog sightings, or the injustices you see in the world or how to get As ..or the interesting folks you see at the library.

      Lance is gracious enough to be my editor, seems I am ‘comma’ happy, and he helps fine tune it. He doesn’t suggest taking out any of the ‘jabs’ I have at him, I like that about him.

  2. But of course, Idaho is more than potatoes! How short, my memory. Perhaps you can lead TEOTWAWKI seminars! With bowls of homemade potato chips, of course.

  3. While I did buy “A New Earth” by Tolle, I never read it. It didn’t hook me the way “The Power of Now” did. I’m only telling you this b/c I really enjoyed reading TPoN. Krista suggested it to me, actually. Yuno, Guido’s wife?

  4. I read the echert thole book you mentioned…worth reading. I feel inspired to do a blog myself. Will I do one…*shakes magic 8 ball* …hmmmm, “answer is decidedly No”.

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