life beyond the well…



They say that October is one of the hardest months when you’re a teacher. The excitement of the new year has worn off, and you find yourself in a rut- going through the motions of getting up early, staying at work late, calling parents, disciplining students, planning lessons, grading papers, and praying for a break. I’ve been in the midst of that, and its been rough.

What’s been more challenging for me is wrestling with the ideas I keep in my mind, the hopes and dreams I have for my future, and the despair I feel as I realize that I’m so far from where I want to be.

I’ve been on a quest, mostly in my mind, to figure out what makes me happy and to be purposeful about achieving it. But now its time to take action.

I’ve felt detached from my purpose and I hate that feeling. So, I suppose that begins a new journey for me. Let’s see where it takes me.

Until next time…


Author: erin.almond

God-chaser. NC native, now planted in Jacksonville, FL. Happily married to a handsome church-planting pastor. I am easily excited by Jesus, education, cupcakes, Moleskine notebooks, and Pepsi. Overwhelmed by God's amazing grace, undeserving of His love and mercy.

3 thoughts on “detached

  1. You’re not the only one that feels that way Erin. I think many people feel this but dont admit it. I feel good about it though. To know that I still have a desire to improve although I dont know where that improvement will take me. I think we’re all lost but the faith we have carries us until we have insight into we’re were going. The challenge is not to fall off the deep in thinking that just because we have a job, education, money..that we outta know everything our life will hold for us. I tuggle with that myself. I dont know..its fun sometimes. I have faith that the best part of my life is yet to come and I get excited knowing that its going to get better. But you still gotta endure those grey days to enjoy the sunny ones even more.

  2. Physically and mentally consumed at the moment I see. Overly, at that, it appears. Don’t worry you are extremely bright. So you have no choice but to make it…

  3. I dont know it you are or not but have you considered getting married? It is alot easier to deal with things when you have a companion to share things with and to vent to. Just a thought!

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