Friday, August 1, 2014

Five Minute Fridays... Begin


It's difficult, sometimes. This starting over or starting something new.

Putting one foot in front of the other and not hesitating...

Today is the first of August and my first day back to work, but all of the 12 month employees in my building have been on a flex schedule, so the building was locked.

I headed home, thankful for one more day of respite.

I know that come Monday, the piles of old lecture notes and old meeting notes from last semester will still cover the floor of my office.

The books will still be piled high.

And it will be time to begin...

begin door schedules and syllabi and lecture calendars and clinical schedules and notes and exams and assignments.

I'll be picking up the pieces of what I left last semester, what I hurriedly piled up in an effort to breathe in the sunshine of summer break, and it will be difficult to begin...

Begin to file and begin to type and begin to sort and begin to put away.

Begin to revise and read new textbooks and learn about new students.

Every beginning starts somewhere, but yet the earth is round and we were infinite, because God knew  us before we were born. He has every day numbered, but had plans for us before the earth was formed.

In the beginning, God...

In the beginning, was the Word and the Word was God.

In the beginning...

as we begin anew.

He's there.  He  knows. 

So, take a deep breath and just step out.

Live each day as if it is a new beginning, a new opportunity...

because each day, each beginning, is a gift.

So begin...

Linking up with Lisa Jo for five minute Fridays, where we write for five minutes, unedited, about a given prompt.  Today's prompt, fitting for this first day back to work... begin.
Five Minute Friday

1 comment:

  1. Lauren,
    What a great post!
    " Every beginning starts somewhere, but yet the earth is round.."
    what a great phrase. Your post read a lot like mine, back to work stuff. Nothing is new to Him because He IS newness, perpetual though The Spirit in us.
    Blessings on your beginning again.