My parent's house sits on quite a bit of wooded land; connected with all the neighbors' properties, it made a virtual wilderness. With all those trees, wandering through the woods was always a difficult trek. But then you'd come to an open field and you were relieved because you knew you could walk across with ease.
Lately, I feel like I've been wandering through the deep woods but there's finally a clearing ahead. And there's a smile on my face.
Starting in the summer of 2007 I've been pushing through academic endeavors; since then, I've either been taking classes or teaching classes non-stop. I had my last class at Xavier last night and will finish my degree with a thesis defense next week. And I'm not teaching any classes this summer so I'll actually have a legitimate summer break. I'm very much looking forward to the next few months. I think I might actually read a few books that I feel like reading and there are some church projects and house projects that I'm going to tackle.
Something else I've realized (and you might have too) is that my blogging has become much more infrequent over the last 10 months or so. Since I've been doing a ton of writing for teaching and homework and sermons, I've felt a bit empty when it comes to writing here. And that's unfortunate because some of you who I hardly see anymore are able to stay better connected with our lives if I'm constantly posting. And Facebook just don't get it done.
Even though school's out for summer, I'm actually going to pick up the blogging again. Just posting this past week about my marathon prep reminded me that it's not as difficult as I imagine it might be.
So if you don't use an RSS reader and you've not been checking in with the House of Carr, I'll try to give you a reason to come around the neighborhood more regularly.