The chapel message this semester at work (AKA the school where I work) is focused on the busyness of students’ lives. Every week they hear how necessary it is to shake off that busyness. Their achievements don’t make up their identities, and working on holistic, slow-paced habits helps them move toward a greater sense of self, appreciation and God. They’re wondering, how are we supposed to experience God when we’re too busy to notice what’s happening around us?
Simultaneously, as they are hearing and trying to live into this slower reality, I am running around school with my camera, checking my watch every 30 minutes to make sure I’m not late for the next appointment and skipping lunch breaks to meet deadlines. I had to be at work early two days this past week, and by Friday, I was completely done.