Monday, June 1, 2009
Preparing The Path
I had one of those light-bulb moments this weekend. Have you ever wondered why you have the interests that you do? Not just interests that make you a bit curious, but the ones that you can lose hours in doing. I think those are moments when you are preparing a path. Eventually it will be clear to you why you are spending so much time on these passions.
A couple of things happened this week to bring on this light-bulb moment. My husband got a call from friends he used to work with that have an idea they want to pursue. They thought of him first, knowing his talents. No resume, no interview, just his particular skill set, and his reputation.
My daughter signed up for school. Nothing along the lines of what she went to college for, but all the training she received in college will help her with the school she is entering. She's passionate about this subject - always has been. I think she feels happy to be "home" in the sense that she is finally pursuing something that feels very right.
Younger daughter wants to be a farmer. Doesn't want a big graduation party in two weeks - wants us to gift her with a Master Gardner's tuition. Not what we had expected from her after four years of college - but who knows where this might go? The world is changing - food is being considered a bit more critically in terms of pesticides, locality, etc.
I think whatever we spend time on is not lost, even if it feels like "just messing around." The books we read, the time we spend dreaming, the things we study, are preparations for something we may not be able to understand when we begin them. But along the way, it becomes more clear, and at some point you have that aha moment and are able to say - that's why I've been studying that all these years!
Has this happened to you?