It’s Friday y’all! Whoo hoo! Every Friday, Lisa Jo Baker hosts a blog link up called Five Minute Fridays (FMF). She provides a word prompt and then participants are to set their timers for five minutes and write until the timer goes off. If you have NEVER read our FMF posts, I urge you to read past posts. Today’s word is actually two words: in between.
Most of the time, I feel like I am in a whirlwind of “to-dos”…..somewhere in between working, mommying, dancing with you divas, laundry, and dust bunnies who haunt me. I trick myself into doing just “one more thing” in search of the illusion of getting everything done and riding the happy train of peace, unicorns and rainbows.
I can’t say the happy train (minus the unicorns), has never come to my station but when it does come, it doesn’t stay long. I seem to live in between train stops.
Last week, I started using the Crossfade feature on my Ipod that allows for music to be played without breaks in between the music during class. Crossfade sort of creates a DJ like feeling because the end of one song is mixed into the beginning of another song. After about three songs, you begin to long for the good ol’ days of a short pause before each song. In between suddenly takes on a new meaning:)
Do you ever feel in between?
The fact of the matter is….we are all in between. At some point in our lives we are: in between singleness, marriage, children, jobs, fitness goals, being caregivers, housework, illnesses, good times, sad times.
I read a quote by Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter that really described my in between feelings: “Everything can look like a failure in the middle”.
The good news is looking like a failure and really being one are two totally different things.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6