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Monday, August 11, 2008

Time for an Update

Working two jobs is busy busy busy. I alternate between feeling like this is a wonderful opportunity and wondering what I have gotten myself into. I was definately ready for a change, there is no question about it, but the balance is proving difficult.
Today was a great day for the youth ministry portion- we planned a tentative schedule that I think will work well. The last step before finalizing it is to run some of our ideas past the students, their parents, and some of the leaders. However, it also means that nearly every Sunday between September 7th and Christmas is booked solid. If we aren't "recovering" from a Fri-Sat retreat, both the high school and the middle school groups are meeting each Sunday. I'm also in charge of Sunday school for the High Schoolers and finding volunteers to run all of these programs.
I'm worried. So far, it's just Josh and I - no other intern has come out of the woodwork. This means that though my original job description stated that I could opt out of being at every event, it may not be reasonable to plan on my missing many of the get-togethers.
As far as working at Standard goes, I have to get plans and other aspects of working with customers done much more quickly than ever before. In the past, when I've told a customer I'll need a week to get their quote finished it meant I'd have at least five working days to finish it. Now I'm lucky if I have three. And with John (my fellow designer) out of the office one of the three days a week that I work, I am much busier with phone calls, walk-in customers and reps.
I know that eventually I'll find the balance, but needless to say, I can use all the prayers right now that anyone might feel obliged to offer up!


Tim and Nancy said...

I'm proud of your ability to keep all the balls in the air and I know that you are happier when you are busy than when you are not. Keep that positive attitude and you will do great :)

You and Andy are in my prayers every day!

Love ya-dad