It’s one thing to miss a day of posting when I’m out of town at a conference. But I’ve been in town, at home the past two days. And yet…where were the posts?
Posts weren’t the only things missing in my life this past week. I also missed a children’s ministry conference, lunch with my friends, and our church’s fall festival. It’s just been a rough week.
The problem wasn’t really that I went out of town (although my four-day absence and my toddler’s clinginess upon my return WAS why I skipped the one-day conference about children’s ministry). And the problem wasn’t necessarily an overly full schedule or an incredibly stressful work situation.
I think the problem was all of the above. You know, having all that land on my plate in one week? Yeah, it was too much.
So, I dropped some balls.
I took some time off.
And, honestly, I let some people down.
I do wish I hadn’t done that last part. But it was necessary to preserve my sanity and my family and my peace of mind and heart. So, in the long run, I’m not sorry I had to take a couple days off. I hope you understand.
And I hope that you have some time off this weekend or next week or sometime soon. I hope you get to rest and refresh and revive and reconnect and all those good “re-” things we need every once in a while.
Have you taken any time off lately?
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