*rambling update post*
I just had the first no strings, nothing to do, 100% free time vacation in a WHILE. I’ve had time off, of course, but it was never fully off…either because of will-I-get-accepted-to-university stress mixed with managing forms and what not from across the freaking ocean with no scanner to help, or because I still had to work a little, or one of hundreds of other reasons. Anyway. I’m so thankful that we were able to get away for a while, especially to have some much needed catching up time with my parents. But after ten days, I am reminded of one of the things that makes being human a beautiful thing: to be happy, we have to live a productive life. We need absolute vacation times where we do absolutely nothing, but we also need to get back into the swing of things, otherwise we’ll become sacks of skin with vacant eyes.
Another thing I’m unbelievably grateful to God for is that this time, I’m not coming back to a place where I don’t have a group of people I love to be with and who love to be with me. In the past 6 months God has blessed me with friends of all kinds, who continually challenge me in my way of life and way of thinking. Both my Christian AND non Christian friends have helped me become more grounded in my relationship with God, which is kind of rad, you know?
So starting Monday, I’m getting back to work. Lectures don’t start for another week but I have some serious Greek and Hebrew review to do (verbs and vocab, anyone?). The first week of lectures should also be interesting, since I’ll still be at my old place getting ready to move to the new one (for which I am BEYOND psyched). I have an idea that the next semester is going to be SERIOUS in many ways; the work load, but also in all the changes happening. I think I’ve adjusted by now and I feel ready to take on new things, so we’ll see where that goes.
Shalom boker tov. If you’re in the Western Cape, today is a gorgeous summer day in the middle of winter, and I hope you enjoy it 🙂