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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Borg Cube is Moving

Every once in a while a major force requires that we change or assimilate to continue to function. Equate such things--children, moving, switching jobs, homeschooling--to the Borg.

If you try to fight, you will be crushed.
"Resistance is futile."

Tomorrow, I will move my cube. Unfortunately, my cube isn't nearly as cool as the one in Star Trek, but it is where I work. And to do my work even better, I have to move. It's a good thing, but it will take a lot of work and adjustment.

Has homeschooling--or some other aspect of your life--begun to feel like a force threatening to assimilate you into oblivion? Are you feeling like you're losing yourself in the day-to-day tasks of life?

Or are you concerned about a change that is about to happen? A new job? Another child? An unfamiliar subject (e.g. calculus)?

If so, take heart! These are opportunities for you to move forward, gain new skills, and find joy in ways you have never experience before. Granted, it may be hard, require self-sacrifice, and be completely unpleasant at times.

In some cases, resistance is futile--and not even a good thing to do. In other situtations, we must stand up and beat back the overwhelming flood that is threatening us, our children, and perhaps, even humanity itself.

And here some people thought I was just moving to another part of the office.

May you have victory in the mundane areas of your life as well.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father


Jan Mader said...

Love your post, Luke. The mundane can change in an instant...then we want it back again! Maybe that's why we should just live in the moment from time to time!

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Lisa said...

Good luck with the move. We have a change in hs'ing pace here, we'll move forward when we find the way - thanks.

Unknown said...

Ah. Well timed transition. LL(L) . . . CE . . .

We've all our cross to bear, eh?


Heather the Mama Duk said...

Great post.

Oddly enough, taking a picture a day this year has helped me avoid the losing myself in day-to-day tasks. Yeah, the pictures aren't as exciting as my sister's (she's living in Romania for two years and they have taken several trips to other countries around there - like Turkey last week), but they are my life and I really am loving that mundane stuff and finding joy in what my life is right now.

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Luke Holzmann said...

I am very much enjoying my new box now that I've gotten a little settled in <smile>.

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!



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