for the first time in a while i caught myself being excited over the fact that i had to go back to work at 7pm to help some volunteers get plugged in. i love my job. but self inflicted overload is toxic. i have purposely forced myself to disconnect from work… which i love and quite frankly am probably a little addicted to. it is working. i’m starting to find a domestic rhythm that i have not had… well– ever, i don’t think. for those of you who know me…. i have cooked, cleaned my kitchen and done some laundry everyday for the past 2 weeks. this is huge as i do not possess anything even remotely close to a martha stewart gene.
this process has included becoming better at prioritizing mundane tasks at work over fun ones, turning off twitter on my phone (huge – still catch it online), not hopping on the computer as soon as i get home and leaving work as much as humanly possible on time. perhaps the biggest part of this process, though, has been disconnecting from my blog and the blogging world. i’m amazed at how many of you have hung around in the midst of my silence. i love this community. i will find a blogging rhythm again. my silence is a mere exercise in obedience. i’m not giving it up. thank you for sticking around.
i would encourage anyone… if God has even whispered in passing to lay something you love aside. do it. don’t hesitate. start now. better things lie ahead for me now that i have listened to his still small voice.
if we know we are where God has placed us then quiting is not an option. the call of God is irrevocable. the responsibility to not burn out is our own. we have all the tools we need. all we have to do is listen to Him to tell us how to get things right.
for whomever… but mostly for me.
love you guys… really.
what an amazing community.