This is a thank you note to you, my reader. You’ve been generous with your time, kind with your comments, and provided my motivation to write. You have surprised me, encouraged me, and allowed me to connect with you, whether we know one another personally or not. I am very grateful for the experience we’ve shared.
But I’m starting a new life chapter. I am returning to graduate school full-time in January, as a Master’s degree candidate in Theological Studies. Commitment to the program leads me to close the blog and make time for new endeavors.
Yes, it’s pretty late in my life for a course correction and new occupational focus, but that’s not really what I have in mind. In retrospect, I think I’ve always been a seeker, puzzled and curious about the ‘big questions’. I have always had a faith tradition [a gift from my grandparents] but it’s been without theological foundation, without discipline, without the words to describe or understand it.
These past several years of self-indulgent travel and freedom from obligation have been more than entertaining. They’ve been enlightening and broadening. And the big questions have just gotten bigger for me.
So now I want to take the time to go deeper, better appreciate the strength of internal guidance, and learn more about what it is to be on this distinctive walk. I want to become immersed in our several thousand-year history, which couldn’t be more illustrative of the concept of extreme impermanence, and yet…. There’s another conviction out there, told through many languages and traditions, that has existed just about as long as our written history, and continues to shape it. I want to know more about it, so I’m heading off on a new adventure, into a very old story.
Thank you again for having shared these past few years with “My Time”. My wish for your New Year is that it will bring you what you want for you.