It's a bit overwhelming to think about the next few months. I have "so much to do, so little time" to do it. Multitasking seems like the only possible option for getting everything done. [In fact, as I type this, I am also signing up for a class and writing a cover letter and writing out my assignments for the next few weeks... no judgement, please.] And in case I didn't feel busy enough, I was running for 12 1/2 hours straight today, just to solidify the idea in my mind that this semester is going to be a whammy.
I've been led to a conclusion. A conclusion which at first seems counterintuitive, but by now, I know it's true.
I need to spend more time doing more things.
And by "more things", I really mean "prayer".
As I sat with my spiritual director last week, he kept casually mentioning prayer. Actually, the conversation went something like "something-something-PRAYER-somethingelse-PRAYER-PRAYER-otherthing-PRAYER". ** So by the end I had gotten the hint that prayer should maybe possibly be something I concentrate on in these upcoming weeks and months.
I'm nailing down a schedule. And part of that schedule is going to be frequent Mass... certainly more frequent than twice-a-week. It's starting tomorrow, as I wake up earlier than technically necessary to attend Mass off campus (the reason for which is another topic for another day).
Although this semester may be the one of "lasts" and "goodbyes", I'm hoping that for me, its also the beginning of new habits and positive changes. Because if not now, then when?
** I should note that I do, in fact, remember the "somethings" and "other things" that were mentioned during our conversation.