Wednesday, August 4, 2010

In Which I Probably Need a Time Out


Lately, I've been thinking I need a time out.

A time out from my job, a time out from school, a time out from life. I need some time to think about what I've done, what I'm going to do, and how I'm going to change. I need a few minutes to mull over mistakes I've made, people I've hurt, lines I've crossed, so that in the future I can at least keep from hurting people, though I'll never stop making mistakes or crossing lines.

It'd be real nice if this time out could be somewhere where no one knows my name. So if God could just like pick me up and drop me in France, that'd work out real well since I only know about five words in French.

{Also, soaring over the Atlantic Ocean with only God holding me up sounds rather kickass.}

I know berating myself for mistakes and mulling over mishaps will never make me a better person, but I need a time out that will give me a second to consider my future: what I want from it and what I can contribute to it.

Does anyone else need a time out?

This post was inspired partly by Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.


  1. This is how I've been feeling all summer. Except, instead of asking God to drag me across the Atlantic, I'm thinking of graduating this year, getting an internship far away and mostly cutting myself off from the world next summer. Its still technically a job and school but I'm hoping it'll be in a part of psychology that'll help me discover who I am and what I want to do.

    Your plan sounds cooler though

  2. I'm your newest follower! And yes, this definitely sounds like a good idea.

  3. I feel you girl. After a summer of constantly doing stuff I need a time out too! I hope to see you soon?

  4. Yup.. I'd love to be dropped on a beach in the Caribbean tho.. :)

    Stopped in from Mama Kat's.


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