quick takes: post vacation Edition. 8 comments


Quick Takes

{One}

I AM BACK, Y’ALL! All Southern accents aside (and believe me, mine came back!), I’m actually really excited to be back! On my first day back from vacation I found that happy joy that us type-A personality folks get from getting things done. My to-do list was quite epic, but sitting down and accomplishing all of the little things I’d felt I’d fallen behind on while on vacation was a joy. In only a few hours I rocked that to-do list and knocked it down to a much more manageable size and felt wildly accomplished for the day.

Want to know why else I’m excited to be back from vacation? In a little less than two weeks, I’ll be starting a new job! I will definitely be hitting the ground running when I start my new job as…Director of Faith Formation! That’s right, I’m {slightly} switching fields – no more hands on youth ministry, I’ll be working with volunteer catechists and the cutest little kids. I am really excited for this new opportunity to expand on my experiences in ministry…and to do it all at my home parish! It is a crazy tale of growing up at this parish, receiving nearly all of my sacraments there, teaching 1st graders when I was in high school to where I am today: taking on a new job at the place I’ve called home for so many years.

{Why so long? Well, I knew before vacation I’d be taking this job, but I agreed to finish up Totus Tuus (which starts on Sunday) at my current job. As soon as that is wrapped up (prayers, please!) I’ll start at my new gig!}

{Two}

On vacation I got to cross another cathedral off of my list! Perhaps you’ll recall that it is my life goal to see all of the cathedrals in the US before I die. I thought I had been to the one in Charleston, SC before, but when I pulled up for Mass on the day after my birthday, I realized I hadn’t! It was so beautiful and I just adore Charleston, and I am so glad I went!

Charleston cathedralAside from adding my website to the photo, it is completely unedited…and taken from my phone. Awesome.

{Three}

Utterly shameless self-promotion: did you see my latest post over at Ignitum Today? Lately I’ve been swamped, so my posts at IT are ones you’ll find here first, but this time I was feeling particularly inspired so IT got a brand-spanking new post!

Also – that sweet review I posted about Worthy last week is now on Catholic Lane! I so enjoy reading people’s thoughts on my book! Don’t forget to head on over to Amazon to purchase your copies (STILL on sale!) and write a review when you are done, I’d SO appreciate it!

{Four}

I’m moving song of the week up to Quick Take #4 this week…because the rest of the Quick Takes will be pictures from vacation – enjoy!

Song of the week is…To Get To You (55th and 3rd) by Kenny Chesney!
(1) I know I’ve been on a Kenny kick lately…I blame a coastal vacation and Liesl.
(2) Expect a blog about this song in the near-ish future. Seriously. Good. Stuff.

{Five}

beauty at Mepkin

Don’t you just want to be there?

{Six}

Our Lady of Mepkin

Our Lady of Mepkin, pray for us.

{Seven}

fave spot at Mepkin

My favorite place in the whole world (at least, of the places I’ve been to) to simply…be.


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