I’ve been running full tilt since nearly January. There’s scarcely been a week where I haven’t had overtime, and this month alone, I worked 20 days straight. My body has been weary. My soul has grown weary.
I’ve needed a break.
The pace of my job ebbs and flows through the year, and the last six weeks have left me stressed in a way I haven’t felt since my senior year of college. Late nights and early mornings. Being home to sleep, and rarely anything else. Books set aside, television shows missed, and calls gone unreturned.
This space, my writing space, has been eerily quiet.
This weekend is the first weekend in a couple of months that I can claim as fully my own. Without anything work-related, or any commitments beyond serving at church.
And over the past few months, when I’ve been weary and stressed and wondering if it’s all worth it…
That hour each week of serving as a small group leader for 4th-5th grade girls? That has been my break.
That has been the time where I’ve been refreshed and rebuilt. Encouraged and rested. The craziness of Bridge Kids and 50 elementary ages kids in a room (before breaking into small groups)…that’s been my break. Sitting down with my handful of small group girls and chatting about Jesus? That’s what has refreshed me.
Call me crazy, but I love it.
It’s time for Five Minute Friday. You know the drill, right? When we write together, for five minutes only, a common prompt.
Where we silence the editor within and simply write, uninhibited.
Where, on nights like tonight, I start, having no clue where I’ll end up.
Come write with us, friend. Be welcomed, because you are.
Exciting things are happening! Did you know that the #fmfparty community is getting together in August for our first ever Five Minute Friday Retreat? Can you say AWESOME??
I’m on the planning team with Kate, Holly, and Mary, and while we’re still ironing out details, we have a date, location, and price for the #fmfretreat. Check out All. The. Details. at Kate’s place, and prepare for registration to open on Thursday, April 16th at 9pm EST.