We're one month into my last semester of seminary and all I can feel is tired - tired of always trying to get caught up; tired of not getting enough sleep; tired of not having enough time to do the things that I NEED to do, let alone the things that I WANT to do. I don't know how students that are also pastors and have families do it! It's gotten to the point where I find that I'm constantly re-evaluating my priorities to do the number one or two things on my list. Once those get done, I have to reorder the list, and once again do the most immediate things. I never get around to those "fun treats" that are supposed to be my rewards for getting everything else accimplished. Am I the only one who does this? I highly doubt it. I'm just tired of living my life like this. Every semester it feels this way, and now that I'm in my 8th semester of it, I'm tired of it. Graduation is just around the corner, graduation is just around the corner, graduation is just around the corner.....
While I'm at it, here are a few other things that I'm tired of:
- "news" stories about Anna Nicole Smith's fiasco and Britney Spears latest episode...
- the 2008 presidential election (and the campaigns haven't even really gotten going yet!)
- homophobic athletes
- the war in Iraq
- commercials for prescription drugs that we should all go ask our doctors for
- talk about who was wearing what designer to which awards show
- churches that talk about having "open doors" but who act intolerant to those who are different
for a variety of reasons (imagine what would happen if a homeless person walked into your
sanctuary one morning...)
- singing hymns in chapel or church at a tempo that is more like a funeral march than worship
Okay, now that the rant is out of my system, I'm going to try to be a little more upbeat and go finish my homework. :)