Getting My Priorities Straight

It’s been quiet on the couch for the last two weeks. I haven’t abandoned blogging or given up on social media, but I have had to adjust my priorities a little bit.

Since finishing my graduate program and starting to work as a Marriage and Family Therapist, it has become rapidly apparent that I needed to get my priorities straight.

I am involved in many activities and enjoy all the avenues God has led me into, but I was not prepared for the new demands of my work life.

While I love what I do, I found myself emotionally exhausted at the end of the day.
The cause: I took on several new private practice clients at the same time as starting my job at the elementary school.
The result: I felt overwhelmed, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The solution: Re-evaluate my priorities and give myself some breathing room.

It has been a challenge for me to live out the things I write about here on the couch. I want my life to be more than words. I want the things I say and do to bring glory to God. I know that honoring my family by being physically and emotionally present is one of the most important steps in the journey.

There will be times when the conversation on the couch is quiet. Know that during these times I am thinking, praying and wanting Gods best for you.

I am committed to writing about the important aspects of life, faith and the spaces in between. In order to do this, it requires me to live in balance. I could simply spew my thoughts on the page in order to keep content flowing, but I think it would be counter productive and a waste of your time.

Instead I want to pursue writing about the things God puts on my heart and in turn share them with you.

It is my hope you will continue to stop by the couch for conversation and the sharing of hearts and stories. I am confident I will settle into a rhythm that is both comfortable and sustainable for me, my family and for you the reader.

Thank you for spending time on the couch.


8 thoughts on “Getting My Priorities Straight

  1. mike says:

    Finding days you do less is important. Didn’t you just write about taking care of yourself? Good that you practice what you preach.

    • KAREN COOK says:

      Hi Mike – thanks for reading half way around the world. Yep, I am trying to practice what I preach…it’s not easy, but I believe its what I am supposed to do. Grace & Peace to you as you serve our country.

  2. Sonyaleet says:

    You have an incredibly busy life!  Thank you for taking the time to share occasional insights with us.  I look forward to reading more as you write.

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