It could be the post-break blues, but reading Pride and Prejudice makes me realise when I would have liked to have been born, simply for the life they seem to live. I’m not particularly interested in the ridiculous gossipping, but it just seems like they are always on holiday! When do they ever work?
The Bennetts, Bingleys and Darcys are always going for walks, having people over for dinner, dancing, reading, writing, drawing, sewing, playing cards – all of these are social activities (including reading, they’d just randomly pick up a book in company of others). I could totally live that life (it’s really what my breaks usually consist of, just not reading in company, that’s a bit rude).
I suppose this is one my challenges at the moment, as my time is fairly flexible. I’m working from home and am easily distracted by my various hobbies (and planning for a wedding). Not only that, but because I am enjoying this flexibility so much, I’m tempted to look for a different job for the other two days. I go through phases of being unsatisfied at work and have to keep reminding myself of what a great blessing it is, and the people who I work with. I don’t think I’d find a better job in terms of physical activity, enjoyment of the work and the environment and the people I work with.
So perhaps the issue is that while I am enjoying life, but know I should be working a bit harder and being a bit bolder (or a lot) in terms of sharing the gospel with my friends, and knowing that it is only a matter of time before life explodes with busyness and I won’t have the flexibility to work on the things I need to. Many reasons to give thanks and things to pray about.