Four Months / by Avril Speaks

This has felt like the longest summer ever. Back in May, I was a college professor anticipating going full-time at one of the colleges where I was adjuncting. Little did I know that four months later, I'd be working in production for a TV network (BET). It's amazing how quickly life can change within a couple of weeks. I have a lot that I could complain about (i.e. the long hours, the weird, frustrating  mashup of corporate vs freelance life and all that brings, the tough balancing act of working production while still being an indie producer, etc). But last night as I was driving home from work, at almost 9 pm, mind you, I had to laugh to myself. My life truly is an adventure. I have lived many places and been able to experience many jobs, many people and many things. I have a lot to be thankful for--including getting a job, in my field, during a time when I was down and out.

I sometimes get upset that I essentially had to leave teaching for this season in order to live. But I am reminded of the fact that God never allows me to get comfortable in one place for too long. I have discovered this about my life and have learned to embrace it (although I'll be honest, sometimes I feel like sometimes my moving from place to place had more to do with my own restlessness than it did with God). In any case, while life for me now looks very different for me than it did four months ago, this is just a new part of the journey. And I am going to embrace it for everything that it's worth.