There has been so many little things going on in our life as of late that blogging has been the farthest thing down my to do list. But I just couldn't fight the urge anymore so a quick late night blogging session is in order.
Life is funny sometimes. The whole time Spencer was unemployed, I continuously wished that it was me and not him. I had been unemployed once before in our marriage and I regretted not taking advantage of it the way I wished that I had. Instead I let myself become overtaken by the depression of being laid off. Then again, those were completely different circumstances and a whole 'nother story.
As of July 31st I will no longer have a job and the emotions coursing through me are excitement and anxiety simultaneously. Not to mention I feel extraordinarily sad for all the people in our company who don't have the same perspective as I. The future is so uncertain at this point in time but I know one thing for sure. I am going to take advantage of this time out of work and I am going to focus on the more important things. My ministry is going to be shoved into the foreground of my life in a way that it has not before and I am going to savor every moment with my son.
How can I have such a positive view on unemployment when the world is so frightened of it? Faith. Faith that if I have the courage to finally put Jehovah first and foremost then I will not fail. And, just so you know, hard times does not mean failure. Hard times are just a way to prove how serious you are in your commitment to your decisions and your way of life.
What about my photography? Aren't I going to pursue that hardcore? We'll see how that all plays out. There are ducks to be put in a row and when it is all said and done, photography may be the third or fourth duck in that row. To use the same expression as I did above, that's a whole 'nother story. ;)
Speaking of photography and because, as I have heard many a times that every post is better with a picture, I will leave you with a few. Please bear in mind that these are SOOC (straight out of the camera) with no post processing. It is also way to late/early to be worrying about putting my loverly logo on these images so enjoy these images from our sojourn to Charleston about. . .actually, a little over a month ago now. My how time flies!
Thanks for "listening."