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mind or body?

July 3, 2009

Tomorrow morning I have to get up at 5am ET. This morning I got up at 4am CT. I’m trying to figure out which is more powerful – the body clock or the mind. My mind is relieved that I get to sleep until 5am. My body is like listen stupid, we got up at 5am ET this morning and it sucked. Sometimes I think my body is just along for the ride and my mind is the one calling the shots. My mind says yo, you got up at 4am – you should be exhausted. And I am. I’m still going to make myself go to sleep around 8:30pm (same as last night 7:30 CT). We’ll see what happens in the morning.

I spent the day wandering around Portland, ME. I love this town. I love it because it’s quaint and has old buildings. I love it because it’s near the water and the air smells like salt. I love it cause there are crazy people on every street corner. I love it cause everyone here talks funny and is Red Sox fans. I did not love that I walked around for 3 hours by myself. I did not love that I felt awkward eating anywhere so I ate at the hotel. The weather was really beautiful though – evidently for the first time in a month. I miss having Amy and Shane up here. It’s not the same without them.

I have worked every day except two for the last 18 days. I should be home around 3 tomorrow and I’m looking forward to it. I’m learning a lot about being happy under crazy circumstances. I’m learning the value of an afternoon spent with friends instead of just resting. Rest is important but feeling like a real person is more important. I’m looking forward to seeing my family this weekend too. It’s been too long.

I read The Shack this week. If you know me, you know this isn’t my style. I am not into trendy religious books. I haven’t read The Prayer of Jabez, The Passion of Christ, or A Purpose Driven Life. Call me a bad Christian, but they aren’t my style. Someone gave me The Shack though and after I started seeing it read on every one of my flights for a few days straight I decided to read it. I’m not crazy about the writing style, but it made an impression on me. I’d like to know what other people think who have read it.

My 8:30pm bedtime is closing in so I must sleep.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2009 01:24

    Personally, it took me forever to read that book, mainly because of my job and it was just too personal. I cried. But in the end, I liked reading it because it reminded me alot of C.S. Lewis' book on death – a sense of strength and joy from Christ that can overcame devestation. And reading your blog was funny because I will eat in my car at lunch instead of eating in a place on my own. 🙂

  2. July 6, 2009 05:06

    Eat where you can sit at a bar. Not necessarily at a bar, but at a restaurant that has a bar menu or a counter.

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