“It’s hard to be patient sometimes” – Lily
My need for patience seems pretty high right now, and I will be honest, it hasn’t been really easy. It seems there is always something to be waiting for or looking forward to – pay day, vacation, a life change, the weekend, or even just a coffee break.
What are you waiting for?
Sometimes as adults we can keep our waiting hidden but with kids waiting seems like a painful process. My kids are counting the days till the start of November, they are counting the days till my daughters birthday in November, and they are counting the weeks till we fly home to America for Christmas (12 weeks).
I have been struggling with waiting. As I write we have applications out all over the world for English teaching positions and our current contract is up in 3 months. I am seeing plane tickets edge up in price but aren’t sure how to purchase our tickets (1-way, round trip, multi-city). Last weekend the difference between a 1-way ticket home from Beijing and a round trip ticket was only $10! Between that and not knowing dates for sure, I am just waiting.
There comes a point where you have done all you can and then you just have to wait – and it seems to happen often. Wait for the savings account to slowly grow, wait for education to finish, wait for a diet or exercise to be effective, wait for another person to make a decision, or wait for the right opportunity to open up. Read the rest of this entry →