It’s getting cold…
Well, it’s really starting to get cold here. I turned the heat on for the first time yesterday, and my sweater has been getting lots of use. The leaves are turning too. Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures to share. The last few weeks have just flown by. It’s been almost three weeks since my parents were here visiting. It seems like only a few days ago. How time flies. I’m learning a lot in my classes about the Catechism, but am at a standstill in my writing assignment on St. Paschal Baylon. Hopefully inspiration will come along shortly.
Ok, I’m going to go off on a tangent here, but maybe it will spark a conversation. It is interesting to me how society in general is geared towards measuring productivity.(which in itself isn’t bad) It is extremely apparent to me as I have transitioned into community life, that I “measure” productivity in myself as well. It took a long time, and I can still sometimes get into this rut of thinking that because I’m not actively out working that I’m not productive. Before entering, I was so used to the 40+ hour work week, and after that was no longer a reality it was quite an adjustment. Now I’ve realized that being “productive” is quantitatively & qualitatively different for me than it used to be. Now it’s about time management more specifically. Consequently a couple of the things I ask myself at the end of the day is- “Did I use my time effectively?” “Did I waste time today?”, etc. To me, one of the challenges of our daily schedule is that things are not so structured. We have set times for the Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, Holy Mass, Classes, meals, etc. But things such as your spiritual reading, Scripture reading, Mental prayer, Particular Examen & General Examination of Conscience are done at the time of your choosing. So, it’s freeing in a way, but challenging at the same time.
Anyway, thats all I can think of at this moment. Thanks for the suggestions on helping my writers block.