I love Spring Break. But not for the reasons I’m sure most people love Spring Break. I don’t typically sleep any later or make any extravagant travel plans. With the exception of a few days spent out of town on daytrips with Sweet Husband and my Mom, I stay pretty much within the confines of our neighborhood. Okay … within the confines of my house. It’s an introvert thing.
I love Spring Break because it allows me to be reflective. And, with everything that has happened in the last several weeks, this has been a good time to a) work through the panic of the unknown; b) allow myself to dream about what I’d like to do since there is a possibility, albeit slight, my seventeen year tenure in the field of education may be ending in a few short weeks; and c) spend wonderfully relaxing and encouraging time in the Word. Because really … who but God knows what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on June 16th (the day after my current school contract … and my job … ends)?
This Spring Break, unlike the sixteen previous Spring Breaks, found me dreaming big, only-possible-with-God dreams. Dreams where making money didn’t make it into the equation. Dreams that begin with … “If nothing is impossible then … ” and continue with “What is my passion?” and “Where is God calling me to join Him?” Dreams that consume me so much so that, while I know I need to continue trolling the HR sites of the area school districts for teaching and administrator jobs … if God is calling me out of education, I know it’s going to be okay. Everything will be okay.
My reality? I’m scared. But I’m also incredibly hopeful. And I know God is chuckling a little over all this. You see, I already had a plan in place to retire from education at the 20-year mark.
God simply moved the timetable up a bit.