I wish I could say that things were less busy, but they're not. But soon they will be. Lately I'll be sitting in class listening to a lecture and I will suddenly realize that my shoulders are in a shrugged-up position and I will have no idea how long they've been that way. Even while typing that last sentence, I realized my shoulders were a good two inches higher than they need to be...than they are when I am at rest. Anyway, my shoulders always have knots in them, and this is probably why. I need to learn (among other things) how to relax.
I've been convicted this semester that I am prone to being busier than I would like and therefore quickly becoming burnt out. Now, I will be the first to recognize that there are several people who are way busier than I am, and they don't feel burned out. I can't decide which is more correct, burnt out or burned out. But I digress. Anyway, that is fine for them. I've just been learning that I cannot survive well in a life that goes from one thing to the next, that leaves no margins for being spontaneous, that saves no time for people or rest or hobbies. A couple of weeks ago I read a book about honoring the Sabbath (and then ironically wrote a book report on it and turned it in all on a Sunday...because that was the only time I would have to do it, I felt). And I really felt that I've been missing out in life by not taking a sabbath. Not in a legalistic way, but in a way where I feel like God has given me this command to take time to rest and recreate and rejuvenate (my words, not the book's), I just arrogantly think that I don't need it. Not only that, but that I won't be able to get everything else done if I take a day off. I'm sorry, but if that is true about your life (it easily is for me), then it is time to re-evaluate the things that keep you busy and see how necessary they are. If you are too busy to observe a sabbath day, then
1. You probably need it the most
and 2. You are too busy.
Anyway. I'm sorry if that suddenly turned into a sermon. I'm really just trying to say that I've been learning these things about myself over the past few years. I just feel like if I am involved with too many things, I don't do any of them very well.
What was this post about again?
Oh yeah. It's the first post from our new computer! Our PCs tend to bite the dust way to quickly, and it can be frustrating and time consuming when you need to be using your computer and you're waiting for a page to load, or for the page to unfreeze, etc. So for my birthday and christmas combined, we've entered the world of macs. So far, so good.
Naturally, I spent a good amount of time perfecting Photo Booth.
|Ok, so here's a normal one to start things off.|
|My twin and me.|
|I can't figure out who I look like in this one.|
|Trying to evade my advances.|
|Me as a librarian (no offense to actual librarians. I love libraries).|
|Sloth love Chunk|