My scariest post yet!
Seems like we're on a similar wavelength. I wrote about how it feels impossible to have a "fallow period" online, after having to step back. https://www.postevangelicalpost.com/p/the-impossibility-of-fallow-periods?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
Take the time to replenish your Soul! 👏🏼
You have earned your break! My “August renewal break” starts next week when I fly back to my home state of Minnesota and join my sister for a North Shore adventure. Explore Duluth, then a few days stay at Larsmont Cottages near Two Harbors, a day trip canoeing in the Boundary Waters, and finish the trip at Naniboujou Lodge near Grand Marais. No need to express your envy.
So good for you to take a break! I can't keep up with all your posts, so now I can go back and savor them during August!! You know how much I enjoy your writing and authenticity, so move forward as you will. I'll be around to read MORE of your great writing whatever way it comes to me. By the way...you're my only paid subscription on substack, although I know there's lots of great content out there. I subscribe to your site for the thoroughness of your posts and the for all that I learn from them...oh, and I can tell you're "listening." Peace, Rebecca
A hearty amen. I must admit I chuckled a bit at the term "elder millennial", from the standpoint of an elderly genexer.
I feel your challenge when venturing out on a new professional path. A break from work requires a break from income. Vacations may happen between gigs, without pay or benefits. I think the time I spent pastoring Kansas help me to understand this kind of income. You plant, tend, and harvest. If you have a good harvest, your break allows for rest and renewal. If not, you begin planning on the next season (unless you have the misfortune of being a dairy farmer - they never get a break). "To everything there is a season..." Have a peaceful and blessed August.
Love the encouragement for shared rest in August. I’m going to practice rest by sleeping in—no alarms here unless absolutely necessary.