People ask us all of the time – “Will you go back to Arizona after your 365 days of giving?” “Will you return to conventional jobs?” “Will you write a book?” “Will you go abroad?”
And the answer is: we don’t know. We’re not keeping secrets about it either.
We sold almost everything, started driving…and now we’re changing. I’m convinced that our brains are actually being rewired by this.
It might even be appropriate to say that we’re having a quarter-life crisis. Or awakening. Or something like that.
Perhaps we’ll stumble upon Dreamtown, USA – build a house, create a home, and give to others in a quiet community.
Or maybe we’ll go to a humid place with long winters and no bakeries…because God calls us there.
Perhaps we’ll go back to school. We both have our Masters, but we sometimes dream of MBAs and PhDs.
Or maybe we’ll just stay enrolled in the school of hardknocks. Experience is one of the best teachers, after all. (Travel is a pretty good one too.)
Perhaps we’ll speak about leadership at conferences and churches.
Or maybe we’ll lead by washing feet and telling stories and sorting poopy clothing.
Perhaps we’ll go abroad right away.
But more likely, we’ll have a new baby to suckle and sling.
Maybe we’ll do ALL of that.
What we do know is that we want to stay out of debt. We know we want money to not be our master. We know we want to cherish the closest ones first. We want to put greed behind us and love before us.
Most importantly, we know that we want to hear HIM – His voice in this too-loud world, in our too-cluttered hearts that we are so desperately trying to clear.
But what will that look like? Where will we go? How will we live? THAT – I do not know.