Talking and writing and teaching, oh my!
I argue against being labeled a workaholic. Still, in the quiet honesty of exhaustion, I have to admit that I sometimes wobble on the edge. Not that I see it as a definite negative. I do get a lot done.
Working at writers conferences is a joy. So was selling a box of my book Women in Crisis: A Handbook for People Helpers, then scouting out enough extra copies to allow a Southern pastor to present a seminar for 50 women desperately in need of help. A joy, yes, but also a time consuming challenge.
I do like to teach and speak. Hey, how often do we get to speak our minds to people who really want to listen? I like it, but the preparation does take time.
Oh, and writing, of course. Even with the deadlines. And an assortment of other jobs–at church, with family and friends, in the neighborhood. All good, but all take time and effort.
Which is why I need to get away and recover and renew.
Which is why Dan and I decided to skip out on the recently endless rain at home, and the non-stop work, to vacation in sunny Hawaii. It’s just what both of us needed.
Yes, I admit it. I am doing some work. But not much. And I’m doing research here in Hawaii for an upcoming book. But I’ll save that for another post!
To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.