I actually have an honest to goodness day off from work today.
And I can honestly say that it is well deserved, despite the fact that I am off due to lack of appointments at the office! LOL The one office I am working at has been at full throttle since mid-September (which is good for the practice)...but so has my life, and today, is a day of rest....of not working late... of reconnecting with a BFF... of baking some pumpkin stuff for Halloween... of pumpkin carving... of this and that.... and yes, I will be extremely busy, but in a completely different way than a time-clock! and THAT is refreshing!!
I have so much on my "to -do" list....I don't even know where to start! I must PLAN!
OH! here is the update on my new school adventure: it's international...it's online..and it is very Spark-like to me. Which honestly, is a good thing, because Spark had it's steps, and I do well with steps. Tell me what to do, Yoda, and I will do it just as you command!! (yes, Chris Downie and Spark - you were Yoda to me at one point. Good, you were.) That is a nice thing to have when you are constantly thinking and doing for life. Steps in a life-changing undertaking are GOOD. I embrace them! Bring on the steps!!
What I am finding in the online community there is a giant sense of common joy, mixed with anxiousness, mixed with concern for going back to school, mixed with "how am I going to do this", mixed with the general feeling of being overwhelmed with the content and (in my observation) - the committment of a year.
Oooo.....the "C" word. "COMMITTMENT"
Most guys run when that word comes out
Along with the steps, I actually find comfort in this committment I am making for myself. Maybe I have an little bit more insight into this that the other people I am learning with...for there are a lot of various people and groups, thinkings and beliefs, theories and lifestyles coming together.... but nonetheless, I am not flipping out like others who are being vocal.
Seeing the horizon in the distance... helps.
Going into a program with an open mind... helps.
I have to thank Spark for all of the above. I have to thank this community and all the people I have met for the last 5 years too....every single person touched my life in some way or another... and that too.... helps.
BTW - if you thought the title of the blog was me being literally "committed" with men in white coats and all... then
You have a pretty good sense of humor!
And that kind of "committment", I have to say, depends on the day!