Where Do You Drop Anchor?
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Passion to the Third Degree .
Most people find an anchor somewhere and drop it there for many years, if not for their entire lives. Even well-rounded, well-balanced people still drop an anchor. Itâ€™s not a bad thing and itâ€™s not even an obvious focus sometimes, but itâ€™s what keeps people attached to this world.
For most of the people around me, their anchor is work or career. For many, itâ€™s religion, specifically their church and church community, though I donâ€™t necessarily equate church involvement with religion since thereâ€™s a huge social aspect to it where I live.
For a few, itâ€™s family, though most of them are the ones whoâ€™ve ditched the career in favor of being home with the kids and moving with a military husband. For others, itâ€™s friends or even their own physicality. I see a lot of women who find an anchor in a man, and thatâ€™s sometimes good and sometimes very, very bad.
Itâ€™s unsettling to see what happens when one of those anchors comes loose and people start floating rather freely, without control, usually in directions they donâ€™t want to go. They start searching for other anchors to drop. They flail. Sometimes they sail off the edge of the world.
So where do you drop your anchor?