I feel a little silly writing this as this morning in particular I'm tired out- but that has more to do with not sleeping well last night (oh, Sunday night, my old nemesis) than a general disposition.
In general, I'm doing fantastically, largely as a result of feeling like the burnout I was in imminent danger of experiencing this spring has been staved off. I've rested more, prayed more, taken more successive vacation days in the last couple of months than at any time in the previous 6 years... Just generally listened to the warning signs in my heart and soul and put the brakes on.
The result? I feel a little less on top of things/organized than I'd like to be, but ready, over the next couple of months, to begin to put together some things I've been hoping and dreaming about for our community. Some of those things include a rhythm of spiritual life that we'd like to invite people who are ready for such a thing into, a fleshed-out and renewed emphasis on home communities for those who need it, a complete reworking of the materials that tell curious people about our community... Along with some other things I'll hopefully be able to talk about later.
All in all, I'm incredibly grateful to God for helping me push past a really difficult time, giving me the endurance I needed and still need, and especially for giving me such a great community to serve as Evergreen.