Getting back from vacation is always a challenge. Yesterday I had a 6am meeting. Not something I normally look forward too, but I was meeting with my friend Tom and we were talking about missions, so it was a great meeting. Then I went to my office and tried to plow through my mounds and mounds of email, and administrivia. I also met briefly with our lead pastor Don and got caught up and back in sync. Then more email and administrivia.
I also was able to record a new episode of our podcast (supersecretbase.com) with Jeremy and Mike. Then went out to dinner with the family and some friends, then went to my parents house and hung out there for a bit. When we came home we put the kids right to bed. Kathy watched a little TV, I did a little reading, then we went to bed at 9:30 PM.
9:30 PM is really early for me. As a result I woke up at 4:45 AM, wide awake. So I’ve got that going for me. It’s been a while since I’ve woken up super early without a million things to do.
I recently submitted my first edited draft for my thesis and I am waiting to hear back from my advisor. I don’t have any more classes to study for, and I just finished a stretch of preaching for Sunday morning. My work load has lifted significantly for a season and I am enjoying that. My hope is that I am able to take some time and be more consistent in writing on my blog and for supersecretbase.com. I’ve also got some other writing ideas that have been percolating in my brain for the past several months and I will begin to work on some of those. These are personal projects, they may never see the light of day but they will (hopefully) help me to become a better writer.
I don’t know why I wrote this post other than that I simply had to write something on here at the start of this new season.
How is your Tuesday morning going?