The extent to which continuing education classes consume my life, is a whole different blog entry. Instead of focusing on my frustration with that current and temporary task in my life, I want to focus on the little pieces of joyful moments I am experiencing between papers, evaluations, and diapers. This is a season of life where work is temporarily asking *more* of me. That doesn't mean that it defines me. It means that I have to apply the very things that I talk about on this blog in my own life: finding time to create the time to connect to the best part of living God's dream.
In the past, I have been one of those people that just diminishes when life asks more of me for a chapter of my life--not my WHOLE life. I can become extremely juvenile when more is put on my plate. This week i have read a blog entry that is helping me keep it together as I tackle a 3 credit hour master's level course in 6 weeks (not by choice):
Here is how I am changing the story during this season of life when, the things *out there* are asking more of me that I would like (but not forever): I am celebrating every little accomplishment along the way. Instead of stressing until the its all done. I am letting myself celebrate moments of creativity and inspiration. Less frantic. That story is changing.
1. Making the time for connection and community.
2. Reading these books:
3. Listening to this song on repeat.
4. Carrying this with me--everywhere. I love the camera on my phone. But nothing will ever compare to the feeling of holding the camera in my hand.