I’ve had a lot of beginnings in my day. I’ve lived in nine states and two foreign countries in the last 17 years. Three states and two countries have been with children. A couple years ago, we had two international moves in about ten months. With three kids.
It’s fun. It makes me tired.
The thing about beginnings is they are responsible for endless amounts of both stress and joy.
Will all the details work out? Will our kids adjust? Will our families understand? Will I find my place? Will I make friends? Will it feel like home? Am I ready?
These answers are just as mysterious to me now as they were when I headed off to college. I. Don’t. Know.
I can tell you this, though. An exciting beginning starts in your attitude. What will you do to make the most of your opportunity? The scary might not go away, but it doesn’t have to. It can move over a little to make room for exciting, for fun, for adventure.
The prospect of a new beginning can be the wall holding you back. In all my new beginnings, though, I’ve come to realize this: I rarely regret trying, only not trying. Anyone can keep doing the same thing day in and day out, but finding the courage for a new beginning - whatever it may be - can change your life.
At The Surge we love doing things together... that includes writing a blog! Here are a few of our main contributing authors:
Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.