verb: bring (a task or activity) to an end; complete
This year, 2017, has been about “Finishing Up” for me. For several reasons actually, a few of them being:
My youngest is a senior in high school. I am ending my four children’s educational experiences in a small town. Five schools (preschool, K-3, 4-6, junior high, high school). And I am completing twelve years at our local high school. I’m also in my twelfth year of dealing with teenagers….definitely something to “finish up”.
Also, my husband and I have been in our home for twenty years. Twenty years! It is time to fulfill those lingering projects that have been put off for so long and “for some day”. I can’t tell you how good it feels to check things off THAT list. What’s even better is that as I have gone about it slowly and mindfully through out this year, I have made sure that all the “things” we no longer need or want have gone to places that will benefit from them. It is good to give. And it is good to simplify. I am starting to feel that everything is as it should be.
Joyce Meyer says, “Getting organized in the normal routines of life and finishing little projects you’ve started is an important first step toward realizing larger goals.” As I wind down my year of “Finishing Up” my big epiphany has become the old adage “When God closes one door he opens a window.” Because just as sure as my daughter and I count down the weeks of the last first semester, we are sending out college applications. As I clean out old clothes and go through old pictures I am inspired to redecorate and organize all the mementos in albums for safe keeping. After all, Joyce concludes, “If you can’t get a handle on the small things, how will you ever get it together to focus on the big things?”
As I type this out, my 100th post, I am energized to finish up the book I’m writing and start another one that’s rolling around in my head; finish up the masters program I started nineteen years ago and start another credentialing program; keep on blogging @ I Kind Of Like That About Myself and possibly even start a new one?!
So, just as things end…so much more begins. I’m loving every season of life and I kind of like that about myself.
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”