Catching Up.

I feel the need to write something non-political, although, I have to admit that all the thoughts in my head revolve around politics at the moment.

I have a lot to catch up on over the next few weeks. People to see, a bedroom to clean, books to read, journal-ing to catch up on, a sleep schedule to fix, and a running plan to put back into action. I’m starting today by cleaning the refrigerator and getting a haircut. And taking a nap. Heck, I may even take two.

It’s hard to make your mind focus on something other than the topic it has focused on for 17 months. Redirecting down a related rabbit trail is easier. For example, what have I learned? I’ve learned how to plan a killer fundraiser (Thank you, Janet). I’ve learned that there are some numbers and math that I do love. I know the way to Albany like the back of my hand. And how to get to Chick-fil-A and Zaxby’s once I get there. I’ve learned how to accomplish a lot in a very short amount of time. Discipline has become my new best friend. I’ve learned that I can stand up for myself. And that no one defines me but me.

Seventeen months is a long time and waking up yesterday morning, wondering what exactly it was I was supposed to do was interesting, to say the least. So, after writing some letters, experiencing a few testy moments, and finally saying to myself “God is good in every moment of life, even this one”, I took a nap, wrote some more, and chatted with a wise friend who told me to take the next few days to only do things that I want to do.

So, today I have cleaned the fridge and I am going to get my hair cut. And then I am going to take a nap…just so the one I am about to take doesn’t feel alone.