August 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm • Posted in UncategorizedNo comments yet

I hate the month of August. I think I hate the month of August more than any other month. It is not without its gifts as it is at the end of August Pumpkin Spice usually comes out at Starbucks. Additionally it is the start of the school year and the start of ministry programs at the church.

 

For me, the good news ends there. I am a creature of habit and I love, thrive on and require routine. That is not to say that I am not flexible, and I generally enjoy some diversity to my life and to my day. The reality is that as I try to balance all that I feel God has called me to, I have to rely on routine to be successful. For me as a person, especially in my own spiritual life, rhythm is key. Rhythm is near impossible for me without routine. August is the month that is most devoid of routine and consistency for me. After having been on vacation in July, I have to go back to work. Jessica goes back to work, Micah goes back to school and until next year, Abby goes back to school at a different time. Each of these transitions into routine happens at a different time. This requires a lot of juggling of schedule, cars, kids, childcare, finances, and many other things. It is an expensive month as well and it seems that the different pace of summer can be hard to transition out of as much as I enjoy the school year. Grumpiness, busyness and tiredness are the modes of operation it seems. I love routine, I love change, but I guess I am not a fan of transition.

 

Thats the long and short of why I hate August…but it will be over before we know it and the sounds, smells, and tastes of fall will be upon us.