the Journey

“It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.”

– Mary O’Connor –


Never say Goodbye










Today is a goodbye day for me and I am not very good at goodbyes.  Much like Peter Pan, I would rather make a silent disappearance and never forget.  I do however think it is important for a season to come to a close.  Finished with.  And another to Begin.  Begin with a capital letter.

Today marks my last day with an employer I have been working for, for 3 years, four months and 14 days.  This is a long time, the longest I have ever been with a single employer!

As uncomfortable as today may be it is definitely also exciting!

P.S.  I love Peter Pan and Peter Pan is the theme of Logan’s school concert this year!

things are happening:

Things are happening slightly faster than anticipated.  I wouldn’t call it a bad thing, maybe just a quick change of season:

I have been offered a position in Midrand.  The implication is that we will need to take Logan out of his current school and place him in a school closer to Kobus’ work.  Our intention was to put him in the primary school close to Kobus in 2012.

Things are happening a year early.

It was our intention to move to Pretoria East towards the end of next year, maybe even buy a property instead of renting.  Yet over the weekend our landlady advised that she wants to sell the property. 

Things are happening slightly quicker than planned.

I have been retrenched.  It has made me feel like a failure.  It has made me feel exceptionally uncertain of the future.  It has made me doubt my abilities.  The implication is that I am learning to trust in the unseen.  I am learning the meaning of faith and the act of it.

Things are happening.  Even when we don’t see it!

Kobus also sees the winds of change.  For him it is an exciting time filled with opportunity and local treasures waiting to be explored.  It is a time to reap the rewards!

Things are happening, excitement fills the air!

All in all, things are happening.  It may call for some discomfort.  It may call for a little bit of faith.  I am happy to announce a new season.  One I am excited about it, as it lays undefined in front of me.