The latest news...well, I got a puppy. He is called Charlie. He is much bigger than this now, actually, as this photo was taken in mid-November, I believe. I went to Arkansas for Thanksgiving, and when I arrived back to Colorado, Charlie moved in. He is adorable, yes. He is a handful, yes. He has altered my life, yes.
Almost a month in to dog-ownership, I am just now beginning to find a new rhythm. I must be honest and say that I am still a bit unsure of how life looks for me, as me that I know, with a responsibility such as he.
I spent Christmas here in Colorado which was white in the degree that I could see the mountains all around me topped with powder. Here in BV, the streets remained clear, which I must say I prefer. Safety first.
Today is Boxing Day, and I miss London. Actually, my former overseas home has received more winter weather than my current one, which is odd.
I do miss the city these days, but that is an old story to those of you who keep up with me on any semi-regular basis. I am sat today thinking of where my spring holiday will take me. I feel compelled to make plans as soon as financially possible. All is well here, just a bit quiet. I am still wrestling with what my brain (and feet) do here in the midst of such deep quiet. Parts of my soul are made for activity, perspective, and diversity. I make spring plans to feed that bit of me.
Definition of oneself is such an ongoing prospect. In each locale I find myself studying, studying... Where is the next adventure? May no one thing define me. May I never cease looking and being aware of people. In the midst of this quiet, may I have balance of introspection and outward notice. I am finding that to be a bit difficult, I confess. May I rest in the deeply held knowledge that the Lord holds the bigger picture in his hands, and I can see only what I can handle today.
I hope your new year begins in a lovely way, friends.