Recently, I asked my friends and followers what they would like to read from me. What came next was wild.
Yes, I did just use the infamous “what came next” click bate line that so many articles use these days. But I only really used it for dramatic effect The truth is, I did get some amazing responses, and I’m grateful to those who took the time to respond. When I reach out with those questions, I’m seeking affirmation a little bit while also genuinely wondering what I should be doing with my life. So to hear positive feedback was both affirming and helpful to my thought process.
I’m currently living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I work for a large non-profit organization. My amazing wife is 23 weeks pregnant with our second child, and she and my son Xander are still settling in and adjusting to the winter weather.
We moved here to be a part of something awesome. Some dear friends and mentors moved up over a year ago to plant a church. They dove into a new adventure for their family and decided that Milwaukee was the place to do it. Likewise, we had been in a place of transition and feeling like we needed to be doing something different- and probably be somewhere else doing whatever that would be. So almost right after we found out our friends were moving to Milwaukee, we decided we wanted to not only be a part of what our friends would be doing, but also “take our talents” to Milwaukee to make an impact in a new city.
Being in a new place carries a whole list of emotions and descriptives that carry more depth than just using the word “crazy,” but that’s how it feels right now. I declined a full time position that was essentially created for me and moved up here to take a position that was pretty confusing at the time, and then I moved my pregnant wife up here, removing us from comfort and a support system.
For what? Adventure? Community? Belonging? Calling? Vocation?
All of the above.
I still don’t know where I’ll end up, and most days I wonder if I’ll ever find out what I’m truly meant to do. But for now, I’m honoring the process and doing what I know to do until those details begin to reveal themselves.
Here’s to the joinery!