Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sabbatical: same as it ever was?

It's seven days in on my sabbatical. Why do I feel as busy as ever? I think this must be what happens to retired people... they always say they're as busy as when they were working. It's truly a strange thing how we fill up our time. Or it fills us up. Or, time just always is. And being retired or on sabbatical doesn't change that. At all.

A colleague of mine told me that one of her main learnings from sabbatical was "wherever you go, there you are." And this seems to be a related phenomenon. Somehow in my mind, my ministry (or "job") fills up my life in so many ways -- my time, my "head space", and more. And it does. Yet I'm learning that when I'm away from that role, not as much changes as one might think.

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