Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sabbatical from Social Work

I'm so relieved to finally begin my sabbatical summer in earnest. I'm currently reading Henri Nouwen's Sabbatical Journey, which is a journal of his year-long sabbatical from Daybreak, a living community for people with cognitive disabilities. I am so relieved to know that it is OKAY to take a break from service and care-giving to care for myself. In the journal, Nouwen writes happily of his "small" life--just as I am reveling in mine.

My days at home are filled with simple tasks: reading, writing, prayer and naps--it's so awesome! Other than that I've been doing some additional activities just for fun and enjoyment:
  • Learning Japanese through Rosetta Stone (onnanoshito wa jitenshen o motte imasu)
  • Playing Dance Central 
  • Learning how to ride a bike (still wobbling around, but making progress!!)
  • Attending hip-hop dance class with instructor, Cinnamon, and zumba with Maria
  • Cooking with my dad (we made some killer bbq chicken the other day)

Oh, this has gotta be the good life!!!!! :)