Most team sports, minus hockey (which as a Texan does not make any sense to me), have a halftime. Halftime can simply be a chance for players to catch their breath and get a drink. Often it is a time for the coach and the team to adjust the game plan and prepare for the second half of the game. Many games shift at halftime. Last night the momentum shifted for Arkansas as they played Ohio State in the Sugar bowl. I was asleep by this point, but apparently Arkansas played a much stronger game in the second half.
This year, 2011, is my halftime. I will turn 40. Assuming an average life expectancy, I am right at the halfway point. I have been a stay-at-home dad for the last 15 months. This has been an incredible time for me to stop, catch my breath, and adjust the game plan for the remainder of my life. During this time, Tammy and I have worked on being the husband and wife we both deserve and who God has created and called us to be. We also have set out ways and means for us to continue on a more healthy road in the days and years to come. I too have been thinking about what am I going to do with the second half of this game called life.
Well, I know somethings will change for sure. In December, I withdrew from the ordained ministry of the United Methodist Church. It was time. It was not an easy decision, but it was the right one. Currently, I am preparing to take the LSAT in February and apply to law school. I have discovered during my halftime I love weekends and evenings with my family. So, that will remain a priority in the second half.
I am still working on my resolutions and goals for the new year and second half. Look for some of those thoughts next week.