TGIF!! And Other things I don’t believe in anymore…

First off, it’s 2 O’Clock a.m.

When you’re whole life has become one long and adventurous weekend, it’s okay to sit around and wait for ideas to brew till 2 a.m., if you’re committed to writing your blog.

Don’t worry about me, I’ll just sleep in ๐Ÿ™‚

Then garden,

Then be a fry cook,

Then choose to spend the late afternoon and evening however feels right.

Is this a good place to be today? I think so.

To find out where I was in my past in early June; tonight, I reviewed my 2010 Journal.

An excerpt from June 9th, 2010

“… Thank you God for bringing together all that I ask for and sliding Dave Ramsey’s book into my path. I hope I’ve proven that shown an open door, I will jump through it with a leap of faith and love and joy ๐Ÿ™‚ This position is electric and I appreciate this moment so much. God please lead people to me who need help and I will work with them, through you to bring hope and happiness to your people… Thanks Again ๐Ÿ™‚ Praise God!!”

I resigned from my job the next day.

Funny, idn’t it?

I just happened to flashback tonight in my journal, not something I usually do.

It’s been two years almost to the day, and “appreciating the moment”, is something I still choose to do very often in my everyday world.

Not every single moment, but enough.

I’ve learned so much since that journal entry was written. So much has happened.

So much hasn’t happened.

So much help is yet to be done, if it’s God’s will, that I am to provide it.

Just this week, more doors are being opened and I am still jumping through them.

This life change decision of mine from 2 years ago, has been anything but easy.

I could list tons of awesome and plenty of terrible consequences of it.

The key is though, that I Chose It. I Asked for it. I wanted to be in that position.

And this position is electric, still.

And please; don’t confuse my weekend lifestyle with notions like; “we’re all just workin’ for the weekend.” Or that “we need a weekend getaway.” Or “Thank God it’s Friday because I hate my job, and my weekdays so much that I need to escape into the weekend.”

Those days are behind me.

And yes I still do work now too.

However, now, when I’m a fry cook, or a graphics guy, I’m being present and bringing my best in that moment, and it feels better than a getaway.

It’s appreciation and creativity and production all in one Now moment. Real Good Work.

The most fun though, is my time with another person in Coaching. “Electric” doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling of working one-on-one and participating in Coaching. It’s something I absolutely do not want to “finish up”, or “get through”, or “clock out of”.

I want as much of it as I can get. It’s a life enhancing drug, and I’m addicted.

Yes, just like my work with Westminster Presbyterian Church, and our Men’s Group, and my Garden, and my nephews, and my blisteringly refreshing sobriety, and planning roadtrips, and motorcycle rides, and even the future paths of our lives, with the love of my life, my shining star and heavenly blessing, Lindsay ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m addicted to all that good stuff, and I experience it all the time.

And That, is a big difference from a couple years ago.

This life and this moment is something I absolutely do not want: Escape From.

Praise God.


Aaron Nichols


3 thoughts on “TGIF!! And Other things I don’t believe in anymore…

  1. Aaron,

    It was great to meet you in SoCal. Thanks for sharing your “chopping wood” metaphor to coaching. Michale Neil ricked my world with that “inside out” stuff. I love your blog and this post really resonated for me…especially this line, “and my blisteringly refreshing sobriety”.

    Keep up the great work and feel free to reach out any time!



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