It is a Tuesday morning in August. I am not at the Blue Moon coffee shop. My oldest son started junior high this morning. My sixth child should be born in a few weeks. I have a few minutes between school meetings, and my shoes are wet from this morning’s QB and receiver practice.
Life is a crazy trip. I wish I could articulate something profound or bring to light something new for this blog, but I can’t. What I am learning from this new experience is that fear knows no age limit. And in some ways, at my age, it seems harder to over come.
I think part of it is concern for the stability of my family. My goals and aspirations for raising my kids and building a life with my wife is a factor in my decisions. When I make a major change, the family makes a major change. And that concern of making the right decision is almost crippling.
But that is what fear does to us. It freezes us. Decisions feel so permanent because they do set our feet for the next step. But life has shown me that every path has junctions and new paths are always options.
Age does not eliminate fear. Life will always have choices, no matter how routine it feels. So…