I am so tired I can't think. When I returned from vacation, I hit the trail running. Wednesday was packed with catching up at the office, conversation with a friend and minister at my church about the freak-out over the upcoming interview, a date that wasn't a date, church/chapel service which could not have been more dead on to what I needed to hear, the need to blog the vacation, and a very restless night. Thursday wasn't much better: more catching up, photos to process, a fundraising dinner after work that was amazing, conversation with a friend who is moving here from former city to work at the same seminary where I work, and another restless night. Friday was much quieter at work, but the awkwardness about the upcoming interview was thick and uncomfortable. After work, I met a friend from church for dinner. Today I had breakfast with slightly scary woman (don't ask me why; and for the record I had grits with sugar), talked to my former supervisor about the upcoming interview, went to a presentation at church, and then out for coffee with a friend afterward.
The days of spending endless hours alone are over!
The interview will be all day Wednesday (and by all day, I mean 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and most of the day on Thursday. Fortunately, Friday is a holiday and there's a lot of good stuff planned for the day.
I have some additional posts about the vacation in draft form, but none that's ready to post just yet. Some of my experience there, frankly, is hard to articulate. Yosemite inspires a deeply spiritual experience, I believe, that is often hard to articulate. Though I've been there many times, this time is no different in regards to the difficulty in putting into words what it's like to be among such amazing natural beauty. It's a privilege to see and experience and walk in the midst of such holiness. What it does to me as a person is the hard part to explain. I am, however, attempting a description and hope to post that sometime before the end of the weekend.
For now, though, I'm going to pop a movie into the computer and head to bed.