My point is that restlessness and discontentment can lead to change. They can inspire someone to wander, to travel, to go someplace else and find their Pimlico, or to plant themselves and work to change the place where they are already.
What I want to feel is Wanderlust, or a love for wandering. A love for change. The need to travel, and to find wonder in everyday life.
While I don’t really think of Wanderlust as being “romantic” like the above writer is, I can definitely relate. Being in my position, it would have been so easy to be discontent with living at home after 4 years away at school, and yet embrace the introverted, timid part of myself and become a recluse rather than look for wonder in this new stage of life. As I said in an earlier post, I’ve been learning to find fulfillment and healing in this time of transition through being outward focused. As a friend recently told me, “When I find myself getting tense or anxious for no apparent reason, it usually means I need to get out there and serve somebody (paraphrased).”
This is essentially a follow-up to my “brainstorming…” post from last week. I had two thoughts:
– How can I best use my talents for the Lord right now?
– Maybe the fact that I’ve spent the whole summer meandering between different ideas means I’ve been placing too much pressure on myself.
With these things in mind, I’ve decided to hone my investment skills for the time being. It is a good foundation, and a valuable life skill to have. If I want to experiment with consulting later, I will have a study source of income to fall back on. BY NO MEANS am I abandoning my passions for trends in media. This is something I will continue to study, and investment analysis is another means of exploring my trend passions. The worst thing to do would be to sit around and agonize about making the right choice. By doing so, one would risk becoming like the son whom the Master curses in the parable of the talents, who buried his talents in the ground instead of at least putting them away to gather interest, for fear of making the wrong decision.
Alright Lord, start your engines.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.”