Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man

It pays the bills, provides the health insurance, a sense of professional value — of stability. Eliminate it and I’d be forced to do something else. But what else?

I’m 34 years old and have been in the same profession since I chose it by default in college, and have been in the same position with the same company since I was 24.

As for my personal life, I wasted away my 20’s. You don’t realize you’re wasting years until they’re gone. Looking back, I realize I had built my life on sand. But hindsight is 20/20, and I now forge forward with a firmer foundation.

At 30 years old I (re)married (that’s a story for a more personal setting), and have been blessed with 2 children in less than 2 years. My personal life provides the love, joy, happiness and overall reason to wake up each day.

I can’t wait for the future, to watch my children grow up, and to grow old with my wife.

But grow old doing what? Continue in the same career? Get into real estate? Be a church planter? All of the above?

Here I am, 34 years old, and I can honestly say, “I don’t know” — I guess I’m just a “ramblin’ man”…

Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man
Trying to make a living and doing the best I can
When it’s time for leaving, I hope you’ll understand
That I was born a rambling man

Typically, I would offer one or more concluding points to resolve the tension in the topic at hand. For this post, though, I have none. To be continued?…

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