There was a while I was posting in this blog almost every day, just babbling away about whatever came to mind. Then I got too busy, then I started keeping a journal in a notebook I carry around with me everywhere, and I just haven't posted here.
It's one of those nights where "the sleep monster" is hitting though. I'm exhausted, and I know I have to get up early, but I feel like staying up. I feel like writing.
My brain isn't working well enough to work on my book or homework, and I've actually gotten fairly caught up in DM work (it's the homework I'm worried about right now--didn't get quite as much done this weekend as I would have liked) and so somehow I'm here. Was just thinking about it and felt like writing.
I get up to teach in the morning, so that's a happy thing. It still feels so weird to say that. I've been helping to teach astronomy for a while, but now I'm in an elementary classroom; in the sort of place I'm likely to be for the rest of my life.
I'm really happy there. It's really exciting and I love these kids. I pray this fire never goes out.
It's really interesting to think about how much I've grown since I kept a regular blog here. In many ways I'm still the same person, only I'm a much better version of her. Still have a lot of work left to do but… I'm more confident and responsible. I'm learning my own worth and my own skills, and am better at trusting God with my life.
I'm really busy during the week. From around 6:30 am until at least 8:30ish, I'm busy with pockets of time here and there. I'm only taking 12 credit hours, but they're intense ones. I'm working 16-18 hours a week (10 teaching astronomy, 6-8 being an intern at church). I am in the Household here at church (the best way I can describe it is as a religious sorority--we pray together, eat meals together, live intentionally and really hold each other accountable), am on the leadership team for retreat planning (TWO WEEKS--AAAAAAAAHHHH) and am the Service Chair for our group on campus. Then I have all of my crap around here, and am still trying to make time for friends and sleep. It certainly is all a balancing act. But… I'm managing. Still figuring out the exact balance of everything, and I have a feeling my sleep levels are going to end up closer to what they were like last semester (living on ~6 hours of sleep a night on average--closer to 5 probably), but oh well. If I'm doing God's will, He'll give me the energy I need to get everything done.
Well, I feel like babbling more, an have so much more I could babble, but this is not something which is necessary for my life, and I do have to get up in about… Oh look at that. Six hours. Let the fun begin!