Colorado has been on my mind a lot these last few weeks. David is flying there right now for a job interview. Life is such an adventure! David's job searching and interviews make life exciting. I really am not sure where in the world I might be a month from now. Last month we were interviewing for a possible job in the Dominican Republic. Now he is interviewing in Colorado Springs.
It can really be a challenge to live life to the fullest NOW, in this moment. I am a dreamer and somewhat a visionary. I like to imagine what the future might hold, and dream of what could happen next. I can't live completely in a dream world because I might still be here next month, or next year. Yet I also make plans and dream dreams for if I did stay right where I am for the next five years. So with each new job possibility and opportunity my mind starts to dream of more opportunities. It is sort of like those sci-fi movies where there are alternate timelines. I have my dreams for staying right here, I have my Colorado dreams, I even have the Dominican Republic adventure dreams that I filed away in the back of my mind.
Sometimes I start to worry. I am a woman, I like to know what is coming, and sadly often want too much control. This is a good lesson in dreaming, but holding those dreams loosely. I am learning that I might make plans, and have what I believe the "perfect" scenario is in my mind, but God's plans are so much more exciting, and I have NOW. I can do thing today. I can live life and love well in the present, because who knows where I will be next. Even a time like this of uncertainty, is really an adventure. I wouldn't have planned this time into my life, but through it I have learned so much!
So here are two pictures from Colorado two years ago when I visited the C&MA national headquarters for one of my classes at Crown. One is in honor of this crazy adventure called life, the other is in honor of all the awesome pictures I could take out there if I had more than just an hour to take pictures.
Life is an adventure
Oh the fun I would have with hours on end to explore and take pictures of God's beautiful creation.
Ever wonder what you were doing exactly one year ago? With pictures you can go back and see.
Here is one crazy picture I took of my brother a year ago, March 2010.
Two years ago I had just started my Children's Mnistry internship at First Baptist Church in Minneapolis. The view from where I was staying looked quite similar to the view this year. March 2009.
Exactly three years ago today. I was having fun with friends at Crown and experimenting with slow shutter speeds. March 7, 2008
The next day I had some fun taking pictures of this wonderful guy I was getting to know, who I eventually married. :-) March 8, 2008
Four years ago my faithful SLR was pretty new. I hadn't owned it very long when these pictures were taken. Some of you might appreciate how much my siblings and I have "aged" over these past four years. March 6, 2007
My 'little' brother (the one I am smashing in this picture) blogs too. Check him out at www.flipabrik.weebly.com