Many Hats

I've been thinking about all the different "hats" I wear in my life lately. It seems the list is continually growing.
  • Wife
  • Daughter
  • Sister
  • Friend
  • marketer
  • co-worker
  • employee
  • songwriter
  • worshiper
  • youth leader
  • dog owner
  • mentor
  • mentored
  • seeker
  • guitarist
  • church member
  • bridesmaid
  • house owner
  • blogger
  • LOST fanatic...and on...and on...
But somehow the amount of time I have to fill these hats doesn't continually grow. What's up with that? Which one of these roles is the most important? Should I quit mentoring youth so I can be the best at my job? Should I never learn to play the guitar because I there is so much around the house that needs to get done? Should I neglect my husband because I want to be be more involved with the worship team? I think deeps down I know which roles are the most important, but isn't it easy to get distracted? Doesn't it always feel like you have to move from one project to the next without a breath in between? Doesn't this world put so much pressure on us to preform and keep up with the Jones' that we ru
n ourselves into panic attacks, stomach ulcers, and heart attacks? Isn't it crazy the amount of questions I've asked in this paragraph?

Enough pondering...time for some action. I was reading my friend Ann's blog today and she told a story about how she has slowed down her mornings and found a treasure of a friendship within her eased steps. This real life illustration showed me why my own life sometimes feels aimless. I fall into this pattern of more responsibility, projects, and activities will give my life the direction it needs and a solid 401K and financial plan is going to get me to the ultimate goal of relaxing in retirement. I become desperate to find my purpose in busy hands that I miss the real reason I'm here...

People are the purpose....people are the treasure...I hope I never get so overwhelmed by my hats to forget that.


  1. True, true, true, true, true.

    P.S. Some funny pictures you've got there. Papa is going to regret that moment...hahaha

  2. I don't need to tell you that this has happened to me lately, I am really looking forward to camping.

  3. Thanks for the shout out, blonde friend...Love this one:)

  4. you're absolutely right, kat.