Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Into the Quiet

Hello friends,

It's been a while.

In the time since I was last here, I've been swamped at work with nary a chance to catch breath before finishing for the holidays. On my final day at work I found out that another earthquake had hid my home town (again) and the airport had closed for two hours. So my flight was delayed and I spent an agonizing five hour wait hoping and praying that they would not cancel my flight. When I finally did get onto the plane and it was a thankfully uneventful hour in the sky. I made it home and I was so relieved!  All I wanted right then was just to be at home. I'd been counting down the days for weeks. Earthquake or no, it was good to be back.

And in the time since, I've done nothing more than what's been absolutely necessary. The rest of my time has been dedicated to reading, thinking, watching TV, sleeping, praying, sleeping, baking, sleeping, going on walks oh and did I mention sleeping? Seems no matter how much extra sleep I get, I can't seem to catch up. So even though my days have been my own, I've just not had the energy to think of writing here. The weariness of life has caught up with me and it's time to take a step back and rest. I've sensed this shift for quite some time now. Maybe you've noticed too. I've been more than a little quiet and my last post was about rest. You know, I'm always amazed when that quiet little something God whispers to me in the first place is exactly where he wants me to go. Silly how I complicate things and put it off and seek God about it when I actually already know. And at the end of the search I reach the same conclusion which I thought was just an unreliable feeling. But that's a tangent all of its own.

It does bring me to the reason for writing this though. I won't say outright that I won't be blogging anymore, but I won't really be blogging so much anymore. Actually, I'm not sure what this next season will look like. But I'd like to spend more time writing privately. Going deeper, exploring with an honesty that I'm not completely able to do here. As much as I enjoy writing here, my time is divided and I'd like to focus my energy on writing a little more introspectively. Which will mean that you'll be seeing less of me here. From now on, I'll be blogging if and when I feel like it.  However inconsistently.

So till next time, I'm going to slip unobtrusively into the quiet.

With love, Jo-Ann

1 comment:

  1. I was beginning to wonder where you had been :) But it sounds like this is a season of much needed rest for you! Hopefully I'll see you pop in from time to time though :)