Work has been filled with "healthy tensions" (as my boss calls it) and encouraging interactions with people in education research. While these things sometimes leave me with a throbbing headache, I am immensely thankful for the opportunity to grow professionally and personally. One interaction with a former statistics professor made me see the importance of being content with where I am at and what I am doing. While I still desire to go back to school again for further equipping, I thank God for helping me see the value of the work I am doing right here and now, and for refining the motivations behind my work.
My body, I suppose, has also been undergoing healthy tensions as my running distance continues to increase. I ended up looking like an Asian zombie at work one day, and was just about told to go home even before the lunch hour rolled around. I rested as much as I could, and felt ready to go the distance. Sadly, my mojo died the following week when I sprained my right foot. I ended up really looking like an Asian zombie as I limped around all day at work. I can't count the number of times I bursted out laughing at myself. I suspect more hilarity will ensue as I return to my training this week.
Oh, and I also turned 26. God has been so good to me.