What’s Normal?

I’ve been wondering what normal is over the last little while.

The last six weeks have been anything but normal for me as I’ve completed jury service. I had to get used to a lot of new routines. I certainly enjoyed the experience and being part of the whole process but it was all a very strange new world. I’ll probably write a bit more about the experience in the coming weeks.

Now that it’s all over I’m having to slip back into some old routines and return to what we call normal but I’m always aware that life is constantly throwing us in strange and interesting directions so that normal isn’t necessarily normal.

It’s good to be back on my bike and back at work at the radio station … but now I’m wondering what interesting adventure waits around the next corner.

Are you a routines kind of person? How easily do you adapt when routines are disrupted or changed?

Do you think some of your friends would enjoy reading What’s Normal?? Please use the buttons below to share the post. Thanks.

About the author

Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

View all posts


  • 100% routine person. I like routine because I like knowing what I need to do and when. Although in saying that I am able to go with the flow that is needed at times too.

    • I could possibly do with a little more routine in my life but as you say, we all need to be able to go with the flow when circumstances change.

  • We find it so helpful, we have 5 Children and run two business and one Department at our Church. We need the routine to be able to sustain ourselves.

    So our family has a solid weekly routine,

    Monday night – Date night,
    Tuesdays – Work on business night ,
    Wed – Devotion Night,
    Thurs – Prayer meeting ,
    Fri or Sat – Family DVD night.
    Sun – Get to bed early night

    Bless ya


Join the conversation