Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Holding Pattern

I was so proud of myself when I was blogging all the time back in Kabul.  But now that we're home, I find it difficult to find anything to blog about.  Yes, life has been exciting, challenging, and fun since we got back.  But I spend a lot of time feeling really normal. The Hawk and I feel like we've entered a season of waiting.  We're people that enjoy going, seeing, doing.  We love adventures, we love living in far away places, we love dreaming and planning and then getting right to it.  But for the time being, we're in the holding pattern.  We know that it's not forever.  We talk often about our "What's next?"  And we know that we're where we're supposed to be, at least for awhile.  It's just a very abrupt shift in life's gears to go from living in Kabul to living in Gig Harbor. And I seem to find all of this hard to put in words.  To some extent, I feel that my blog is in the holding pattern too.  With that said, I'm starting to process and grasp what life in the States looks like for Team Hawk.  I'm getting ready for new things and new experiences.  I'm trying to think of an interim title and subject matter for my blog (big important things).  I'm ready to settle into what life will be like for me here.  So, look for more posts from me in the not too distant future.  And I'm open to blog name ideas!


grayson said...

team hawk ...

if there are two people who can relate ... i think it's pychinzska and i. we are living in fucking college station ... texas. it's especially bad when you've tasted the 'good life' {i.e. foreign culture ... new language ... crazy awesome shit to do ... etc.}. if you need someone to discuss the stateside woes ... shout me a holla. i love you both.

x o ...

Erika said...

can't wait to hear of your new adventures.

Cami said...

In keeping with the current theme what about...On Hold in the Harbor, or Hanging out in the Harbor, or some variant thereof.

Jacob and Carlee Loya said...

Hmm. I propose "All Things" referencing Pauls
"I can do all things" where he's refering to his ability to
be content. Contentment is the tallest order of
those with itchy feet. You're in a season where
contentment will not come easily - where you used
to rely intensely on the Lord for safety & health
in Kabul, in GH you need His strength to see
purpose in your clean, comfortable (boring?) home
& surroundings. Only His contentment can keep
you from resenting the very things you miss when you're
out in the world! I love you!

Nonghey said...

Guuurl...Car is right. Being at home when you have natural born wings to fly away is H.A.R.D.

But God teaches us so much through new phases, exciting and not...and all you can do is pray you get the most out of this particular phase as possible. That is the hardest thing for people like us, with the wandering gene.