Reason for the Season

I’ve never been the type of person who likes going with the crowd.  I stop listening to music when it gains popularity, and I start listening to popular music when people call themselves hipsters.  For any of you familiar with the Enneagram, I’m pretty much a textbook four-wing-five.

Despite my aversion to fitting in, I’m currently working a standard 8-5 desk job.  There’s a scene in Fantastic Bests: The Crimes of Grindelwald where Newt Scamander’s boggart is revealed to be a desk.  Translation for those of you unfamiliar with Harry Potter, Newt’s greatest fear is working an office job.  Much like Newt, I too fear the hollow 8-5 grind of modern existence.  A perfect example of this is the unbridled joy I feel when I look out the window at my desk.

Ironically, one of the reasons I wanted this job was to have a normal consistent schedule.  The haphazard chaos of my last position was exciting and energizing, but it also resulted in a somewhat unhealthy and unbalanced lifestyle.

This is all to say that I believe there’s a reason for the season.  Am I resigning myself to monotonous 8-5 job forever?  Of course not!  But that being said, I certainly feel like this is the perfect fit for me right now.  Life is a cyclical thing.  New seasons bring with them new relationships, new places, and even new ideologies.  And believing there’s a reason for the season makes it all the more purposeful.


Life and Matt

2 thoughts on “Reason for the Season

  1. Matt,

    Love your insights here. It would be narrow to say an 8-5 job, or the opposite is right for everyone, all the time. All work environments would be a little better off, if each day, people like you were coming in to the office trying to find meaning in that particular day. Reading, Make Today Matter, by Chris Lowney. I think you’d like it a lot. Hoping and praying for you in your transition. Hopefully you get some sun while you are up in The Sound.


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