To the library stacks!
After grabbing books with such titles as Pea in the Pod: Your Complete Guide to Pregnancy, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and In The Womb I made my way to the counter, dodging anyone who could potentially recognize me in our small town library.
“We like to update our patron’s information from time to time, do you mind?” inquired the sweet librarian.
Fire away, keeper of the books.
“And you’re Victoria Easter?”
Uh no, my last name recently changed. I got married this past January.
“Are you still a student at Berea College?”
No, that changed. I graduated a year and a half ago.
“Is the Rockcastle Street address still valid?”
Nope. I moved, too.
In addition to my changed contact info, the librarian was soon alerted to the next major change in my life. I plopped the not-so-inconspicuously titled books in front of her bar scanner.
“I see something else has changed.” she quipped.
Yep, you could say that.
How could my local librarian have more of a bird’s eye perspective on the massive changes in my life than I? Who are the people in your life that have surprising perspective? What can we learn from their point of view?