I am a teacher and aspiring writer, and keep a blog to keep up with writing and document the daily moments that make up my life. Working with my students & travel writing are my biggest passions. People, art, food, wine/spirits, and culture are other writing interests. Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

On being ALL IN

So hey, it's been awhile. I know, the last time I posted, my baby girl was 2 or 3 months old. And now, well, she's almost 2 & a half years old. Time flies. A lot has happened between then and now, but I won't try to cover all of that.
What I feel called to write about (briefly) came about last Sunday. I've started going to church again after oh, just about 23 years. I have only attended twice so far, but both times my experience has been  pretty profound. I guess I just really connected with the message both times.
So, this past Sunday, Pastor Dan talked about being ALL IN in life.
Like putting it all out there, putting it all on the line. I really got what he was saying. At the end of my life, I don't want to think I didn't give life my all. I want to know that I tried my hardest, loved the best I was capable of loving, showed up for those I care about in the best possible way I knew how, and the lived the best life I was capable of living.
It's easy to forget to try our hardest when life is so busy and there is just SO MUCH going on at any given moment, with work, children, the horrifying news lately, and all of those other things in life. But being ALL IN seems worth it, because you know that whatever happens, you've given your whole heart to make a difference, in whatever way you can.

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