Tension of Opposites

I have been reading a fantastic book, one that is utterly thought provoking and I strongly suggest it. The book goes by the name of Tuesday’s with Morrie. The book consists of life’s greatest lessons. It is a definite must read. The book brings up a topic that I think most of us experience on a regular basic but do not have the slightest idea how to explain what we are feeling. The wise professor puts a label on these feelings, he calls it the tension of opposites.

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing, but you are bound to do something else.  Something hurts you, yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted.” -Morrie Schwartz

My current tension of opposites: moving. And not just a simple move to the next state over, no, to Tokyo.  On the one hand I am excited to go on this grand adventure out into the world. Because of the move I get to see more of the world then I would have ever had the opportunity to see before Indiana. And I don’t just mean inside of Japan. I get to travel to Australia, Bali, and so much more than I am even aware of at the current moment. Truth is I love adventures.  I love exploring. For me, it’s like being a little kid again in Disneyland, I just stand in awe of the world around me and truly appreciate it. I’m the kind of girl that at the age of 16 has rug burns on her elbows (for real, I have them right now and rug burns suck), I go walking down creeks for fun and collect quiet a few mosquito bites along the way. I go climb up mountains or old farm buildings for fun. However, none of this means I don’t have fears. Quiet honestly moving scares me quiet a bit. It’s my tension of opposites.

Amazingly, God has shown me parts that I was not even aware existed. It’s exciting but scary this life. But God has given me the strength to make it this far, why would he fail me now?

For now,



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