Monday, August 31, 2009

Heigh ho heigh ho - it's back to school I go ...

So ... classes begin tomorrow.  In theory I should be spending my last night of academia-free bliss baking a cake, online shopping and watching Sex and the City for the fourth time in fewer months.  Instead I am curled up in my study chair, reading about Hinduism for my Three Religions of South Asia class.  That's right.  My professor e-mailed us with an assignment due on the first day of class.

Apparently the concept of "last night of academia-free bliss" is lost on some people.

But I digress.

Where was I?  Oh, right.  Classes begin tomorrow.  The first day of my last year at seminary.  I feel like I should have some wise words, some thought-provoking statements or some grandiose observation about my discernment and journey through theological education.

But I don't.  Because the truth is - I'm exhausted.  At this point I feel like I'm just going through the motions - I don't have the first day of school pep in my step, I didn't rush to the bookstore with my class list in hand and I didn't pick through the sales at Target searching for the 10 cent folders.

It's been a long two years and I'm VERY ready to start a new year, get into a new routine and get myself organized in order to make the transition to the next phase of this journey.

And who knows?  I can't say either one of us was looking forward to 24 hours in the car to and from Pennsylvania two weeks ago ...

... and look at how that turned out!!


  1. Sarah you are not alone in your going through the motions. I was very much like that my last year and a semester at Candler.

  2. Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for your support with the new website!

    I hope you have a great week getting adjusted to school again. All of your hard work will pay off, so just hang in there! Saying a little prayer for you today!


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