Sunday, February 14, 2016

Learning to Wait

I'm impatient. Like really impatient.

It is not a quality I enjoy but it's me and I'm learning to work through it.

When I bought my first house I REALLY wanted a house. I had been paying an outrageous amount of rent and I want a place of my very own that I could do with whatever I wanted. I wanted a house so badly that I pretty much bought the first thing in my budget that I liked well enough. Yeah, not the smartest criteria.

It didn't take me long to realize I had made a hasty decision. It wasn't an awful house but there were some things that were must haves that I wavered on once I realized I could be moving into my own house. Several days I had to live with my choice and that isn't how you should feel.

Sometimes it works in my favor. Nine years ago I was teaching high school history and wasn't really loving it. The "kids" were a little rougher than I think I am made to handle. Work wasn't my happy place and I wanted a change.

One day I saw a sign in the bathroom about a masters program and I signed up that day. Eighteen months later I had a new addition to my teaching license and three months before that I was hired to be JBE's new school librarian. Life was moving quickly because I was impatient.

The biggest decision of my life was made with the same impatient mind. I got married and started a family. Even when the warning whistles were going off I had my eyes on the prize-a family of my own. This decision isn't one I regret because I got the greatest gift from it-Jack. Regardless of the blessings I received, it was a decision of impatience.

Sometimes my impatient works out and sometimes it does not.

What I take away from this is that I could still walk away with wonderful things in my life and still be patient.

I'm in another phase in my life where I want to rush.

I have to learn to be still. I have to learn to love what I have. I have to appreciate what I know. Living in the moment now can be rewarding.

But being patient is hard-like really hard.

I want what I want and I want it now.

I can't let that attitude get in the way with what I have now. Right now I have to sit in my time. Let things unfold slowly.

The work has to be done. The time has to be put in. I have to learn to wait.

1 comment:

  1. Learning to wait is so hard! I love that you can look back on your life and reflect on all those moments. I think you're doing a great job and I've always heard that good things come to those who wait :) I am also a girl who wants what she wants when she wants it and it's funny because many of the things I really wanted took years to play out. Excited to see what the future has in store for you and Jack.


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