Finally… we have a president-elect, and its none too soon. I have spent the last 6 months or so checking too many politically-minded websites, reading article after article on who did what and who said this or that and what poll predicted what where… it was exhausting, and yet I couldn’t drag myself away. I literally averaged 5 to 6 checks per day on a handful of sites, no joking. And as the race was called around 11:15 and my fellow Divinity school friends were screaming and yelling and dancing and pouring champagne, my body finally relaxed and I exhaled, both because the Hope was for real and because I could finally get back to doing my homework.
So yea, maybe now that my internet time is down per day, I can devote some time to this blog, which has been seriously ignored since august or so. Because I have had a lot on my mind to be sure, especially when it comes to the freak-out realization that I need to start looking for a job, that I am graduating in 7 months and that the world is opening up in a whole new direction for me. I have been trying to hide from that reality-check a bit, but I knew it was on the way so I can’t say I didn’t expect it. I mean, I am cramming FIVE classes into this semester to get that degree + ordination-worthy by June. All I need are a handful of classes, a passed polity exam, and I am set (did i mention i failed my polity exam? Boo! I passed the other three though…. expect an encore on the polity thing in Feb.). My pastor is working on getting something pulled together so that I can start looking for a job soon, and in the meantime I am working on getting my info together to make me attractive to church positions, writing my thesis (sometimes), eating some tasty food, and knocking out homework (Speaking of homework, I *should* be working on my sermon for Peter Gomes tomorrow… I have the outline but I have yet to practice it outloud–oops!)
So yea, it’s all good, i hope. Then again, of course it is. Hope won this year.