Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Changes

For weeks, maybe months, now, I've looked to the coming week as a hurdle to get over before I can move on to some things that I've been anticipating for awhile. I'll be on the road for the better part of the next several days. When I return, there are several changes that await...
  • We've had several changes in our office over the past few weeks, all of which have been good. I'm looking foward to those continuing changes, and am finding that indeed the decision regarding the position for which I interviewed in March went just as it should have. I'm anticipating good things to come at work in the months ahead.
  • I've cleared some space in my second bedroom and pulled out the boxes marked dissertation. Though it causes some trembling to admit this, the plan is to begin writing when I get back. I just want to see what I can accomplish between now and October 1. I'm going to take a week or two off in September and head to a lake cabin that belongs to a friend and do some more writing. That should enable me to assess by October 1 whether or not it makes sense to petition for re-instatement. If there seems to be adequate progress, I'm going to ask about re-admission in October.
  • I had a good chance to see some progress with running today, and efforts are being made to push myself with that. I'm anxious to see continued progress meeting some distance goals while I'm gone and after I get back.
  • I'm taking some steps to become more involved at church. When I return, I'm going to look into joining the lay care team. My excitement about the possiblilities of helping in this area are growing. I've had some real desire to be doing pastoral care again.
  • Some changes are going to happen with the blog and my blogging habits upon my return. I've been contemplating several possibilities, but haven't decided what I want to do yet, but will decide while I'm out of town.
Wishing you all well in the coming week. I'll check in when I can.

9 comments:

Jan said...

I applaud and commend you for getting out the boxes for your dissertation. I hope you will keep us posted on your progress, esp. as I am stuck on even beginning mine (having forgotten the research I did a year ago) to finalize my master's degree. Good for you having a plan and a date as a goal.

Songbird said...

Ah, prayers for clarity, Linda.

PPB said...

Sounds like all kinds of possibilities are opening up for you.

Marie said...

Wow. When you say changes, you mean it, girl! I'm glad you're looking at the dissertation again because you seem glad to do it. I'm in awe of the running. Big celebration for getting back into pastoral care. That is SO you!

Finally, I hope you're not going to quit blogging! OMG, I have abandonment issues. Wait, wait. What I meant to say was, good for you for deciding what works and what doesn't in your life. Yeah, that's what I meant.

Yankee T said...

Change is good. You've had a tumultuous couple of years, but I believe that not all change is tumult. Sending peaceful thoughts your way. I know all the decisions you make will be right for you.

SpookyRach said...

good, good stuff.

Sue said...

Blessings to you in your discernment re: dissertation and in all of the possbilities that lay ahead for you.

Trop said...

Ah! Returning to the Big D. It *IS* worth doing. The grass is greener on this side, I can assure you that. It's just the getting there. If *I* can do it, *anyone* can.

Linda said...

Trop- Welcome! Thanks for the encouragement from "the other side." :) I do think it will be worth it.