I step back and look at my life and see how good things are at this moment in my life. I am very thankful for everything: for my family, my friends, my career, my church, and my relationship with my Creator. All good things come from His hand, and He even allows us to go through difficulty to teach us. Its very simple: trust Him, love Him, and follow Him. I find great comfort in knowing my destiny from beginning to end, and I am so thankful to have a consistent, solid foundation of truth in my life.
In all the confusion and opinions in the world, there is one source than never changes. That is God’s Word. Yup, I truly believe God chose to reveal Himself to certain men, inspired them, and guided their hand in recording what they did without error.
I am feeling very optimistic today about where I’m headed in my life. I’ve decided that I’m going to go back to college to work on my Masters of Science in Management Information Systems. I should have it by the time I’m 39 or so. That will be a good time to step up into IT Operations Management somewhere. In the mean time, I’ll keep on getting certifications.
I’ve been continuing my martial arts training at a local school, and I may just be stepping up to instruct again here very soon. I love teaching, and this will be a great opportunity to do that. I’m going to work toward my 2nd Dan in Combat Hapkido and Tang Soo Do as well. If I’m going to promote students to 1st Dan I need to have my 2nd in both systems.
Church wise I’m beginning to move into more service. I’m stepping up to coordinate ministry (if the need is there), serve with the kids, and continue teaching as the opportunities come. It is very important to do those things we have been called to do.
I’ve mentioned to some that I’ve been feeling deeply bored with life. That boredom wasn’t just simply not having anything to do. I realized that not having long term goals to work toward was part of the problem. When I was 25 I had accomplished all the goals I had set for myself up to that point. It was a strange place to find myself. Then I set another goal, which I accomplished by the time I was 30. So the last few years I have been meandering around a bit, not sure what to do with myself. So its good to set direction and move toward it.
My wife and I have decided to buy a house. We have a contract on a home over in Coweta about 15 minutes east of where we currently live. Its a good location. It will be so nice to move out of our tiny 2 bedroom/1 bath we’ve been living in the last 4 years. The new house is much larger, and will be very nice. I’ll have a 1/2 acre to work with, which I find very exciting to think about. I’m going to build a privacy fence in the front, and build a wooden chainlink fence across the back to meet up on both sides of my neighbors. Then I get to start landscaping. I’m going to really have a lot of fun. We will have to do some painting and wallpapering before we move in, but I think its going to be a smooth transition. The last thing we are waiting to hear about is the seller’s insurance company and whether they are going to replace the roof. The roof had a lot of hail damage, so it will have to be replaced. If they will not replace it, and the seller won’t replace it, we will probably not be able to buy that house. So we are hoping for the best.
Many know that I am a lover of games. I enjoy playing all kinds of different types too. I currently play Eve-Online, which is a Sci-Fi MMO. I’ve been playing for 2.5 years now, and I really like it. I’ve trained up to a level to form an Alliance between my corp and another, which has some RL friends in it. The problem is I am trying to come up with a good name for it. lol Yeah, coming up with good names it tough sometimes.
I’m also looking to take part in a RPG in the local area. I’ve found some resources online to find other players, which will be interesting. I’ve never been with a RPG group other than friends that I knew socially. So this will be a good opportunity to get to know some other people in the area outside of work, church, and martial arts. I’m hoping for the best. I’ve missed D&D for a long time, and I hope something will work out where I can play 1x a month or 1x every 2 months or something.
My family are doing well. My wife is happy with where we’re at, and she really likes her job. My son is turning 6 at the end of this month, and he will be going into the 1st grade next year. We have a good place lined up over the summer for him where he will get to swim, continue his swimming lessons, and go on 2-3 field trips a week. I think he will have a good summer there. We also enrolled him in martial arts where I go too. He is doing good with it.
We hope to close on our house at the end of this month, so that is a good birthday present for the boy. He wants a bigger house too. We will be prepping and moving for the entire month of June.
Well, that is it for now. I hope all of you are having a great day, a good life, and are filled with happiness.