chasing the foot

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I am overwhelmed tonight so please don’t expect anything from me. I have two monster lists: one for church stuff and one for personal stuff. I’m not going to go into details of either list though that would be mundane blogging at it’s finest.

I let myself get overwhelmed too much. I see a zillion things that need to get done and wonder how to get through it. I function faster and better under stress. It seems like if there’s not enough stress naturally, I wait or create it. Tonight is an example.

Tomorrow I drive up to the twin cities to spend the night at my friend Lindsey’s. Our flight leaves Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. and we’ll arrive in Atlanta in time to help volunteer at the National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) by early afternoon. This conference is the highlight of my year. I love meeting and interacting with fellow youth workers. I love being challenged, encouraged and entertained. I will come back exhausted and refreshed. I can’t wait!

But before then I need to do some housekeeping stuff and pack. And tomorrow morning my mom goes in for a medical procedure. Assuming that all goes well, I’ll hit the church office late morning/early afternoon and wrap up a few things. Then I’ll hit the road, dropping off Operation Christmas boxes along the way.

How on earth will everything get done? I follow a phrase I learned from my kindergarten friend Emma. She was showing me dance moves and she told me if you need to hurry somewhere you do this… and then she raced across the room half galloping, half running in a graceful way. “You just chase your foot.”

So yes. One footstep at a time. Start somewhere and keep chasing one foot with your other. You’ll get there. I’ll get there. Hopefully tomorrow night I’ll blog at you from Minnesota. 🙂

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