I have really been out of touch for several months now. The reason is because we have been doing a major renovation in our house. Our home isn’t huge (1700 sq ft) but no room will be untouched by this project. Like almost everything else in my life I try to view it through the lens of the camino. I thought this reno would be a journey. It wasn’t. So here are a few of the differences I noticed.

The camino is all about Walk, Wash, Eat, Sleep.

The renovation is all about Work, Wash, Eat, Sleep.

The camino is meant to be taken at your own pace.

A renovation is constantly constrained by shifting timelines.

On camino one’s mind is relaxed to allow thoughts and meditations to come and go.

A renovation wakes you in the middle of the night with a list of dozens of things that need tending to imminently.

These are just of few of the ways that a camino and a renovation differ. All in all I’d much rather walk the camino than do a renovation. Although I suppose there is one thing about doing a renovation that is better than walking a camino. On a camino you don’t get to use a nail gun 😮😁

Mid-Century Condemned

Mid-Century Construction

A finished part

Buen Camino!

Published by michelleperram

I am me, a person with love for others, a passion to be creative, and a desire to be a cheerleader for others. I’m a wife, a mommy, and a grandma (you can call me by my grandma name “Lady M”). I’m on a search to grow and connect more fully with God. I didn’t grow up particularly church, married a man who had, and we raised our three daughters in the church. I found a place to belong in the church and somehow discerned a call to go to seminary. I received a Masters of Arts and Religious Communication (MARC). I went on to become ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church and served in media ministry and Christian education. As clergy I found that I didn’t have a place to belong in the church so I left the United Methodist Church in 2010. I still believe and I’m still on a quest to draw closer to God. And I’m going to walk the Camino de Santiago.

3 thoughts on “AN UPDATE

  1. The lenses sure make a difference! Thanks for the post. My observation is that in the end is the satisfaction and beauty of a work for God’s glory. The finished part is serene and whole. Congrats!

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