I find that when you convert to Christianity after a lifetime of “other”, it takes awhile to settle into your new identity as “me, only Christian”. That’s how it happened for me. In the beginning I over-corrected my lifestyle by rebelling in the opposite direction. I covered my head. I wore skirts only. I did not cut my hair. I stopped most of my endless crafting that I used to fill the aching void which longs for God and actually searched for, you know…God. These little things lasted for a while as I tried to discover the authentic, Christian version of me. It was like a pendulum pulled far to the left and let go. First it swings far right and then ultimately settle in a resting spot right in the middle.
I think that’s where I am now. Really.
I’m in the process of figuring out which pursuits brought me true joy and which pursuits I used as a diversion to fill up time. Will I suddenly start spinning wool again? Doubtful. Banjo? Perhaps reserved as a party trick.
My basics seem to be reading and writing, mostly. Plus the occasional sewing project, crochet, painting and photography.
I’ve always, always had an interest in international correspondence.
I have re-activated my Postcrossing account. I last received a postcard on October 17, 2011. I was in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and in the process of buying a house. I had bigger fish to fry. But now I’m after the international minnows. Uh, postcards.
Last weekend Oliver and I used a gift card to purchase a color printer/copier/scanner and I now have the capability to scan postcards and watercolor drawings!
Yesterday I put three into the mailbox now headed for Russia (Dumbledore), the Netherlands (mariachis) and the UK (butterfly)!
Anyway, I think Postcrossing fits in with my Hello goal for the year.