the future has arrived

Shhh, don’t tell … I am actually writing this blog on Sunday, May 20th, and scheduling it to post on Saturday, May 26th.  I usually write all my posts for the week over the weekend, since I rarely have time to blog during the work week.  It’s interesting how sometimes I will write a post nearly a week ahead of time, but something will happen in real-time to line up with what I blogged about days ahead of time that was only posted on that day.  Weird.

So, here’s the deal: I am anticipating that this upcoming week of work is going to be terribly difficult for me.  But who knows what will happen?  By the time you all read this post, the work week I am so nervous about will actually be OVER.  It will be fun to read this post on the day it is posted and see if my predictions for the week were true.

I am reading The Time Traveler’s Wife right now, by Audrey Niffenegger, so this whole wonky idea of predictions and foreknowledge and skipping over a large chunk of time actually doesn’t seem so strange to me.  It’s the world I’ve been living in.

That said, here is my message to my future self, my self who is six days older than the self this is writing this post:

Hello Jackie. You made it. You survived the week, and now you can enjoy your long holiday weekend. You probably don’t have any more answers to your problems than you did at the time of writing this– but then again, maybe you do! I can’t guess what will happen in the next six days, except that I do believe that you will make it to next weekend, that God will hold you in the palm of His hand this upcoming/past week, and that He will work all things out for the good of you who loves Him. Love from yourself from last weekend.