Recently (not so recently, actually), I was eating lunch at a picnic table and I was drinking a cherry coke. Cherry cokes are a necessary evil the cubicle trenches on occasion. Ants are one of the naturally occurring annoyances of sitting at a picnic table outside in Florida (maybe in the rest of America too?). I have always had a great love of watching ants, they are rather fascinating creatures. If you’re ever bored and need something to do, put a french fry on the ground and time them. They can finish that baby off prettttty quickly.
Sometimes, I like to create pools of water for them to drink from and/or swim in. Sometimes, I like to create pools of cherry coke for them to drink from and/or swim in. They like it, I think.
The fate of one poor ant was not all that amusing though. The ant, let’s call him Kyle, drank from the cherry coke pool for about six minutes straight and from there pretty much had a seizure. I feel bad. I do. Especially since the seizure caused Kyle to fall into a neighboring pool of cherry coke and drown. RIP Kyle.
I couldn’t help but see a little bit of myself in Kyle.
I tend to get very excited about things, use that excitement to start something, stay excited for about six straight minutes, and then (not have a seizure, PTL) hit a bit of a speed bump, and drown/quit it.
It’s a rather frustrating tendency of mine. Don’t get me wrong, this does not apply to all areas of my life, just something I have noticed as of late.
One great example would be this here blog. I’m sure the world was like, WHAT HAPPENED TO SARAH? WHERE DID SHE GO? WHY DOES SHE NOT TYPE THE WORDS ANYMORE? when I stopped posting five times a week (read: post ever). (yeah). (right). (not).
I have had a few people that have asked me why I stopped posting (hi, mom). The main reason is my laptop stopped working. Poof, Apple went byebye. I still have no idea why and I am too lazy to take it up to the bar of geniuses to solve said issue. I will do this soon. Soon as in this weekend. Christopher moved to the great state of Florida (super exciting times) about two months ago, and I’m going to ask him ever so nicely to do it for me. I really do not like the Apple Store. That was a major setback in blogging world. I tried going back to ye olde PC to do it and it was like learning to walk and then just deciding to crawl instead. I just could not do it.
Yes, this is probably a lazy excuse, but I’m sticking to it.
I got super burned out by blogging as well. Creative outlets are great but it began to feel very strained and unnatural. Five times a week is no easy task and I applaud every blogger who does so, it’s tough stuff.
I have taken the past months (almost year) as an unannounced sabbatical to reevaluate what I want to do with this blog. I want it to be honest. I want it to enrich myself and those whose eyes fall upon it. I want it to glorify God and not this world. I want it to do what the name expresses, set all afire. Set all afire with His love.
What does this mean going forward? I will be posting again! (yay says the crowd). It will not be every day, but it will be more consistent than never.
I hope this post finds you doing well and I hope you are excited to hear from Set All Afire again.
I also hope you find the time to watch some ants as the summer slowly slips away. It’s pretty great.