Finally a Breather..Importance of Self-Care


I just finished up an eight day work week and could not feel better. Being a Chaplain in the military has a lot of perks. I get to minister to the best soldiers in the world, I get to travel, and the pay is outstanding! This past week I was on AT orders, which meant that I was doing more than a typical one weekend a month. This helped me get caught up on Army paperwork and actually get my name out to soldiers that otherwise would have never heard of me. Along with that I was travelling back and forth to the base all week which called for some great meditation along the drives. 

In a few short days I will be going to San Antonio so that I can take a Combat Medical Ministry course for a couple of weeks. During my years in graduate school I was always working in the hospital and got called in the late hours of the night during the winter….in Ohio!

I have heard nothing but good things about the course and I am excited to be roomed right down the street from the Riverwalk and the Alamo.I always liked working in the hospitals. It always reminded me how blessed I am no matter how jacked up my life appeared to be. I would rather do anything than sit in a hospital bed all day long and have nurses coming in every five minutes to get vitals. 

On the other hand, it will be nice to finally get some peace and be actually able to write some quality work without any interruptions. I could be making so much more money if I were actually able to write and get some sleep at a timely hour. But, that rarely happens. So I am more than enthused about getting out and getting into writing solitude. 

Since, today I have the day off I will be getting some writing goals down for the remainder of the year and maybe watch some NBA basketball. No phone calls will be answered and a couple of naps will happen. This will give me a chance to rejuvenate my batteries and hopefully a more productive week will happen. Well… now my wife brings me the baby with a fever..so much for a breather.

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