July 18th, 2003


Reining it in

Thursday was twelve hours of work, good and productive. Especially encouraged by the Leadership Team meeting in the evening, although I regretted being unable to join my Community Group. For a while, I'd forgotten that work could feel like anything other than a hamster in a wheel. Progress, productivity, accomplishment, momentum, hope— these are welcome guests in my workplace, and I'd like them to stick around. Also makes it easier to rest and live into life beyond work.

Today was only half-successful as a day off— two incoming work calls, one outgoing, a debate, a mass e-mail, and a meeting. Even so, I had plenty of margin and opportunity for rest. My own sabotage of my time and energy is a deeper concern. Went to dinner and Hulk with taci and Connor this evening. Enjoyable movie: great effects, interesting cinematography, and complex themes under the storyline.

Yanked all the communities but The joshuaproject from my friends list tonight. Prefer to read about lives on my friends page right now and save interests, etc. for reading on their own respective pages. It was giving me the nagging feeling of being constantly interrupted as I try to listen, and I do want to listen as I read.

That alone is unlikely to bring my train of thought under control, but need to take the small steps when I can.
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