It’s been insane.

The good kind of insane, mostly: multiple graduations in the family, including my own; packing and moving and cleaning; settling into a new place that I know is only temporary; starting a new full-time chaplaincy internship while also continuing the church work I’ve been doing; worrying about everything I need to have done by the end of the summer but haven’t had the time or energy to start yet. It’s been good, but it’s been crazy.

I’m still figuring out this whole 8-5 thing. It’s been a while since I’ve worked a job like that. I’m still figuring out how to be me and how to sleep enough and take care of myself enough and do the things I love and when I can possibly write without it coming out as gibberish. I’m still figuring out this place that I’m in, and it doesn’t help that it’s highly temporary.

At the beginning of September, I have a meeting to see if I can move to the next step of the ordination process.

I’m trying to give myself grace. There’s only so much that I can do. There’s only so much that I should do. If I come out of this summer an emotional wreck, my meeting will be that much more difficult. Not that I’m currently feeling like an emotional wreck, because I’m not. But I’d also like it to stay that way.

This post isn’t me saying I’m never posting again, don’t worry. It’s an explanation of why I haven’t been posting much lately, and a warning that the sporadic posting will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

How are your Summer’s going?

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