This morning started with a drive down from Orange to Irvine for Catalyst West Coast Labs. The drive went alright, but we were close enough to the local morning drive time that there was a lot of traffic crawling. I don’t know if I should really call it traffic, though because that image insinuates that something is actually moving. In the church van, every motion is exaggerated, so start/stop – one bumper to the next isn’t all that great. No incidences, but I did make an observation: I’ve never met someone with a cleaner driving record who takes more crap about how he drives than I do. File that under ‘Perils of Being the Youth Minister’.
Scott Belsky’s lab about Making Ideas Happen was pretty thought provoking, too. I am full of ideas, but I’ve become disordered to the point where most of them gain no traction and fizzle out. The class stirred some thoughts about how that’s happened and what I need to do about it. I’m an easy going person by design and I don’t see that changing, but somehow that laid-back approach to life has combined with a deficiency of hope and the resulting apathy to at least make me appear unorganized. That needs to change.
As I was driving to lunch today, I missed the exit & consequently the entry into the parking lot we needed to get into. It wasn’t a big deal; we easily took the next exit, got back on the freeway, re-exited and hit the lot from the other direction. It was similar to the airport yesterday, when I navigated a different route because I misjudged the intended exit. I realized: I will probably miss some turns in life, but I’m good at improvising a new plan and still getting where I needed to go. There are lots of ways to get from one point to another – as long as we remember where we’re headed to begin with.
I’m operating on about 6 hours of sleep since Monday morning, so these threads are not yet fully woven together. So… feel free to pick a little, but please don’t pull them too hard or my whole sweater may unravel, which would be very unfortunate because this is not the typical OC sunshine week – I need that sweater. Good night.