I Return

Finally, after an almost two-week hiatus, I am back. That’s mostly directed at me.

It’s nice to be home. It’s nice to be in my own quiet room. It’s wonderful to be able to see my family and friends, Lucy especially. And at the risk of sounding like a millenial, it’s great to have functioning internet again. At least I don’t use it for Facebook.

I start a new job on Monday. Training is from 16:30-01:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. I’ll be working in a call center for a hospice company. I won’t have quite the view I had at Log Cabin, but I’m still looking forward to it.

Coming back has not been too difficult. At the ACMNP conference, they told us transitioning back to normal life would be tough. Not so much, in my experience. Sure, it’s weird adjusting back to life in which almost everything is within 15 minutes instead of 60. It’s admittedly jarring to look out my window and see a house instead of Lake Crescent. (As I write this, I find myself missing the lake more and more.) But overall, the adjustment has been fairly easy.

If everything goes according to plan, I’ll be leaving again in July to a heretofore unknown location. I’m excited to finally be able to start Praxis. Its message has inspired and changed me significantly, and I haven’t even begun the program. God only knows what will become of me once I’m immersed in it.


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