Back At It

Posted: July 20, 2009 in Daily Blog
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I love vacations; getting away, resting, recharging, all of it.  I spent the past few days in a river in the Rocky Mountains.  It was spectacular.  Usually though, I get to a point where I am excited to come back to work.  If you love what you do it is hard to stay away too long.  But this time, not so much.

Not that I don’t like what I am doing, it is just that lately there is so much stress involved.  Starting a church is hard enough – it takes a lot of energy to get things kicked off and going the way they need to, and I feel like we still have a ways to go, although we have incredible and fantastic people involved in it!  But the things that are hard to get excited about are the managing people, dealing with complaints, and working through some left over building issues.

Yes, left over building issues.  We had hoped that it would all be over and done, but it isn’t…  We are having to go to mediation with our contractor – not fun…  We also have a weed problem.  The landscaping around the building is not done, and the weeds are growing like, well, weeds.  Several neighbors have complained, as well as Code Enforcement, and I just read and responded to an email from the City Council Member that is over the area our church is in.  Yep, stress.  Nope, didn’t want to come back to this part of the job!

Too bad we can’t pick and choose which part of our jobs we want to do and which parts we don’t want to do…  Just like life, we have to take the good with the bad, and know that the difficulties help build character and make us look forward to a time when things are better.

  1. bumpyjourney says:

    Hope you had a great vacation! You have inspired me to blog again – since I also have returned from vacation with a fresh perspective! BTW – it’s 80 degrees and raining in Dallas in July!

  2. Graham says:

    Wow, Cec.. weird weather! Enjoy it while you can! And I cannot wait to read your blog when you get it going again!

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