Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finding True North #5: A New Adventure

I am ready for my adventure to the north. My bags are packed, I'm stocked up on snacks and audiobooks, I gave my pet mice to the animal shelter yesterday, and last night my boyfriend of 2+ years and I broke up.

Not to equate all of those, of course. I'm being facetious. That last bit came after lots of prayer and discernment was the most mutual, amicable, fun and respectful breakup ever. Although there is definitely sadness involved, Gary and I hope to remain friends. If you're going "Whaaaaat??" because you're one of those people who has asked us recently when we're getting married (no offense, but that was getting super awkward), I've re-posted on Facebook a beautiful note Gary wrote explaining our decision and thanking everyone for their support.

So, I start out this summer experiencing loss on the one hand but freedom on the other. Our decision to separate was based largely on vocational discernment, and while there was a time when we thought our callings were more compatible, we realized our relationship wasn't giving either of us the space we needed to pursue God's will for our lives. So you see—"finding true north" has many layers for me. Like an onion. Or an ogre.

So, this onion-y, ogre-y princess ("princess" is the Hebrew meaning of my name, שרה) is hitting the road in the morning. Here's the route I'll take tomorrow (10 hours of driving plus stops):

1 comments:

anonymous said...

prayers are with you on your journey!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Finding True North #5: A New Adventure

I am ready for my adventure to the north. My bags are packed, I'm stocked up on snacks and audiobooks, I gave my pet mice to the animal shelter yesterday, and last night my boyfriend of 2+ years and I broke up.

Not to equate all of those, of course. I'm being facetious. That last bit came after lots of prayer and discernment was the most mutual, amicable, fun and respectful breakup ever. Although there is definitely sadness involved, Gary and I hope to remain friends. If you're going "Whaaaaat??" because you're one of those people who has asked us recently when we're getting married (no offense, but that was getting super awkward), I've re-posted on Facebook a beautiful note Gary wrote explaining our decision and thanking everyone for their support.

So, I start out this summer experiencing loss on the one hand but freedom on the other. Our decision to separate was based largely on vocational discernment, and while there was a time when we thought our callings were more compatible, we realized our relationship wasn't giving either of us the space we needed to pursue God's will for our lives. So you see—"finding true north" has many layers for me. Like an onion. Or an ogre.

So, this onion-y, ogre-y princess ("princess" is the Hebrew meaning of my name, שרה) is hitting the road in the morning. Here's the route I'll take tomorrow (10 hours of driving plus stops):

1 comments:

anonymous said...

prayers are with you on your journey!

 

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