“Is it really over?”
For the past couple of days, I have caught myself asking that question after the alarm in my phone beeps and I realize that today I have to be in front of my computer sitting in my office by 8:30 AM.
Yes folks, holidays are over and we are back to regular programming.
While over half of the first month of the new year is over, I haven’t have the time to reflect on the frenzy of activities that my little family has embarked last year.
When we packed our bags and left sunny Singapore to start anew in New Zealand (pun not intended), our purpose and aim as a family was to find a place “relatively safe” which offers great work-life balance to raise a family. To sum it up nicely, “to have an abundance of the most important things in life”
Fast forward from March 2014 to today, I guess, we might have slightly lose focused on the aim. While we strive for abundance, the important thing was getting blurry.
We wanted “abundant” time to spend with each other, but it has been replaced by long commutes to work.
We wanted “abundant” after-work energy to spend time meditating on our personal study and family worship, but it has been replaced by abundant energy drainers that left us tired and sadly undermining the quality of our spirituality as a family.
While I don’t believe that it has to be January 1st for me to look back and hope to create a fresh start on an area on my life that needs to be overhauled, but when the hubby firmly declared that we need a reboot, I am with him 110%.
I know I’m probably not the only one who has wished that we could find a reset button for life. When times get tough and we feel overwhelmed, there really has to have certain ways we can hit reset, right?
I guess for us, it going back to the aim and purpose of our family. And no we are not changing the family mantra. Yes the aim is still “to have abundance in the most important things in life” and this time is to really making sure of what is really important. [Phil 1:10]
More field service time and a regular bible study perhaps
More family time
I know the reset button isn't magical. It's not like waving a magic wand and your life changes in a blink of an eye. It's hard work people. And so, we are taking it one step, one day at a time.
Cheer us on, please :)