January 5, 2015, Prescott- I arose at 5:30 this morning. A voice that seemed like my late youngest brother’s called my name, inside my head, and I decided it was time. Annoyance at perceived pressure from a needy person, who had CHOSEN to live on the streets, “because nothing else is working”, but has been frequently calling me for assistance- usually when I was out of town, was the immediate impetus. I was well rested, though, and so showered, groomed, dressed, had breakfast and called my AM prayer partner, to confirm our session.
Today was not a work day, per se, being the first day back to school from winter break. There won’t likely be a need for any subs until at least later on in the week. There was plenty to do, though. After prayers, the aforementioned needy person was met across town, and taken to a medical facility. He was more pleasant this morning, though, so I was not as annoyed.
The afternoon brought a planning meeting, a bit of blogging, beginning the application process for a position in which I’m interested. An errand of mercy led into the evening. Now, here I am, thinking about the messages I have been getting about this year. Things are ramping up to warp speed. Life will happen at a pace to which I am not particularly accustomed. There may or may not be full-time work; may or may not be travel from one end of North America to the other; may be a solid Disaster Preparedness Program built by me, or by someone else; may be five days a week of substitute teaching in a larger number of public and charter schools.
It will all mean greater flexibility and more focus, on my part. It will mean things happening more rapidly, and with less advance notice, than in years past. It’ll all work out, thanks to essential oils, Planet Fitness and a rapidly growing number of both real-time and online friends, who are dedicated to addressing the deeper implications of what’s happening in the wider world, events which are gearing up- to warp speed.