There are a lot of things I’m good at. I’m good at my job. I’m great at technology. I’m good at studying and learning. I am bad, very bad, at consistency in projects with no accountability. Like this one.
However, my mental health is in a great space, today, so here I am! I’ve been working hard on finding my way, lately. I’ve made two grand plans for the summer and had to cancel on both. (In fairness, I cancelled the first plan in favor of the second and cancelled the second in favor of my mental health.) However, I have now gone to a summer with literally a single week of free time to a summer which is startlingly open. I don’t know what to do with myself.
As I noted in my last post (four months ago – ugh), I thrive on busy-ness. I also noted that I crash and I crash hard. I have been going-going-gone all school year long and there has been SO MUCH good done! We’ve done some truly remarkable curriculum writing, I’ve totally reformatted the Science Fair, we’ve chosen and (finally, today!) ordered a 3D printer for the lab, the youth groups have been thriving, and I have applied for grad school. It truly has been a beautifully productive year. And that is one of the reasons I’ve had to cancel my participation in Grand Scheme Number Two: a parish trip to Malawi. I am devastated, but if I had continued on with my plans, I would have been a wreck by the end of the summer – right in time to start it all over again.
On the other hand, my only current plan is to take four or so days to go to a small town a few hours south of me and spend my time in an old mission in monks’ quarters with nothing but books and a journal. And that’s a pretty great way to recharge.