This afternoon I got a new Blackberry. My recent 2 year contract was about to expire and it was time for me to re-up for another 2 years. With a new re-up comes a new phone. It’s almost as exciting as the Olympics – you get a special treat every two years!
Since I’ve been traveling more, especially abroad, I got this new Blackberry with international capabilities so I don’t have to be cut off like my recent 2 week trip to the UK. I was thinking though, it’s funny how someone these days can track milestones in their life by the phone contract they have. 2 years ago in April 2008 when I got my first ever Blackberry I thought it was too expensive and I wasn’t sure about how getting email/Facebook/(Twitter wasn’t even invented yet!) all on the phone. But I did it anyway. Boy has that worked out! And at that time I didn’t have a book, in fact, my publisher hadn’t even heard me speak yet (not until May 2008) which ended up leading to the book contract in the first place! Here we are 2 years later in March 2010, my book (which wasn’t even a glimmer in my mind at the beginning of the last phone contract) has won 5 national book awards, I’m able to spread this bridge building message all over the world through speaking, teaching and preaching, and my overall life, and the life of this Movement is totally different!
Who knows what life will be like in March 2012 when I get to re-up my contract once again? Scary and exciting…