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Do you ever just sort of stop, and ask yourself, "is this what it’s all about?"

The past few weeks have been chaotic, which I love.  I love the excitement and anxiety that comes from choas, I’m not sure why.  I’ve spent every night this week thinking, praying and planning for the fall, and I like the way things are looking.  Also, there’s been at least one meeting each day to either finish a report, plan a conference, or talking with a church about the next step.  At the same time, getting for camp and the youth conference that happening in August.

To add to the excitement, in 7 days, I’ll be getting on a plane heading back to New Brunswick for 3 weeks.  It’s great!  I haven’t been home in almost 2 years, so I’m looking forward to the visit, but I recognize that home will look a lot different than it did when I left.  To begin with, I’m used to living on my own, having my own space and generally coming and going as I please.  And, family and friends have their own things going on and shockingly, their world hasn’t fallen apart without me.  I know that it will be a great time though, the phone calls and emails have started – to "plan" activities while I’m there.  I’m also looking forward to time of just relaxing and of course, the ocean!  The people in the prairies are wonderful, but they have no idea how much a person can miss the smell of the ocean and hearing the crashing waves…that’s high on my list of things to do.

And just before I come back to land of canola, I’ll spend a week at the Church Army National Conference.  I’m looking forward to time together with co-horts in ministry, teaching and fellowship.  We’re a bizarre BUT great bunch of people.