Almost There

I often wonder why I maintain this blog. I do horribly with posting. Every now and again I get on a schedule but something always happens to knock me out of rhythm. I won’t promise anything in the future. Graduation is this weekend and I believe my thinking capital has been used to get through school. Now with my undergrad studies over, maybe, just maybe, I’ll have the time to get back to writing and thinking about life.

Cuz trust me, I still do that.

One thing Bluffton University has helped shape in me is a greater vision for a restored Earth. My personal vision is seeing this done through agriculture. Maybe I’ll write about that. I still enjoy music and making music. Maybe that will get some writing attention. My friend, Anita, mentioned something about conservative Mennonites not having a comprehensive theology about the body and physical fitness. I may have a thought or two about that as well. Life is lived in relation to others. Relationships matter. As an older single in conservative Menno-dom, maybe a few thoughts could be conjured up on that subject (or a lot). I could publish my essay on dating, though it would look like I’m stealing Doug Kauffman’s material. The content of our essays is very similar. Or maybe some satirical fantasy about dating?

Where are we by now? Restorative agriculture. Music. The body and fitness. Relationships from a conservative single perspective. Food. Friends. Personal projects (Ultimate Frisbee league, book club, inter-church choral society to name a few). Personal finance. Yes, there could be more thoughts coming. And hopefully in small, bite-sized chunks.

I really don’t know. All I know as of right now is that graduation is tomorrow at 2:00 P.M., my degree of Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Business Administration will be completed, and I begin my new job in food safety and product development in two weeks. Beyond that, if I have lived or can live such a life that in future months, someone will say, “I wish Eric was here” or is blessed by a memory of some action of mine or is challenged to think deeply and critically or to give life their all, I consider myself having lived life well. That’s what I strive for.

And besides this, God walks with me.

EJ

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2 thoughts on “Almost There

  1. Satirical fantasy? Whoa! I’d like to see what you come up with, but your audience might shoot you. You know, don’t you, that Menno’s don’t do well with satire? Maybe we need a Menno philosophy of humor too, eh?

  2. EJ

    Yeah, satire can be problematic. That doesn’t mean we should embrace it and use. The fantasy I have in mind exists in a Perelandra-esque world so it should be obvious that it’s fantasy.

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