Examen, Worth Revisiting

Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Procrastion

It’s Worth Revisiting Wednesday! A place where you can come and bring a past & treasured post to share, and link-up with fellow bloggers! Co-Hosted with Allison Gingras at Reconciled To You.

Poetry, prayer and reflection are all loves of mine! My grandfather had written many poems before his death, some of which were published through a small circulation. Almost all of these poems, much like mine, speak to this deep love and awareness of God in everything. Look for God today-He’s waiting to be discovered!

Examen-ing Procrastination

(Originally posted January 8, 2015)


thy name is mine- Reminiscing.
Warm sand, waves crashing
I am engulfed by your inspiring presence.
Laughter of children
Amazed by your splendid treasures,
My soul sings with joy.
Little palms upturned, bare feet carrying such gifts.

And yet I hear you
Not in a rushing wind rather
A small gentle breeze
Instantly mindful of the infinite ways

You long to converse
Desiring to be discovered
You hide not from me.
But smile-sunlit rays dancing upon sea sprays.



Suddenly I find
Myself exceedingly thankful
Gifted graced moment
Aware that I am unbelievably loved.

Oh yes, procrastination thy name is mine! Returning from Winter Break I honestly felt that I needed a day to recoup, a time to catch up on neglected chores and conversation over a cup of coffee with a close friend. Back to school for my children, work for my hubby and I find I am finally enjoying my groove in the normalcy of a routine.

Yet, there is definitely a need in our lives for retreat and a break from the everyday. A time to reflect on all of our commitments, re-examine our priorities, as well as to appreciate all that God has given us. As I sat on the sand, my children laughing as the waves were crashing I was reminded of the joy intended for us. Moreover, that through the ups and downs God is always there, breaking into our day to allow us a respite, moments of peace, clarity, joy and love.

What then is waiting for me? There is that elusive final integration project (aka thesis) needed for my Master’s degree.  Procrastination in part stems from placing extremely high expectations on myself while knowing full well that perfection is not what is required, or even possible through my own efforts. I find solace in recognizing that if meant to undertake a task, speak to a situation, God will give me what is needed to do all these things and more.

 So the other part to this picture is discernment and that is the better part of delay. The time that I spent with my family and with God was necessary. Can we continue to race forward with endurance if we do not pause to reflect on where we have been, where we are and desire to renew our spirit? Connection, we were never meant to do it on our own, the love, support and guidance are there to be discovered.  With this, I ask for your prayers as I embark on the path ahead.



7 thoughts on “Worth Revisiting: Examen-ing Procrastion”

  1. I am a master procrastinator myself and then I think I can accomplish twice as much as needed in half the time. I am having those exact feelings about coming off Easter Break this week.

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  2. I hear you on feeling like you have to put something off until you can get it 100% right! And I love the “back to routine” when a school break is over. It’s comforting. Prayers on your new adventure!

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  3. I absolutely hear you on procrastination as a result of high expectations. One of my colleagues says, “Done is better than perfect,” and I think I need to think that way occasionally. But that is a real struggle for me. It is safer somehow to wait and work toward perfection.

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