Friday, October 30, 2015


I am the sea on a moonless night
Calling, falling, slipping tides
I am the leaky, dripping pipes
The endless, aching drops of light

I am the raindrop falling down
Always longing for the deeper ground
I am the broken, breaking seas
Even my blood finds ways to bleed

- Switchfoot, Restless

Some days I am content, happy with my life, and grateful for my blessings. Other days I am unbelievably restless.  Today is one of those days.

Of course, one of the key insights of life is to be content with the things you cannot control, but to use discontent to drive positive change in areas where you can.  While I have certainly made many mistakes, I have generally approached life from that perspective.  But lately, I have struggled tremendously to find the boundaries between what I can change and what I cannot.  Often it's just so unclear which things we can truly influence and change, and which things we cannot.

Sorry, everyone: there is no pithy connection to personal finance in this post.  Sometimes I have only questions and no answers.  As it should be.