This past Wednesday I began my Doctor of Ministry journey. I had done some preliminary reading and written a few papers and felt as if I were more than ready for the journey. And then I sat down with my fellow students and realized that I had sorely misunderstood the agenda. The first session involves TWO classes. I thought it only involved one! The class that was off my radar had work that I was to be doing before showing up on Wednesday. On top of a 30 day journal I was to have read two books. Even though I had already read three books and written three papers....I found out I was way behind. I literally got sick. I made myself sick.
Last night I had to read two books and write a paper. Thankfully the books were only 135 pages each and the paper was a personal reflection. The paper I knew I could do. The reading......well I'm a slow reader.
Today.....I am here to say I completed my work and am ready to get caught up this weekend. I did better than I expected.
School was always difficult for me. I haven't been in school for about 20 years. The re-entry had turbulence to say the least.....but I made it through and tonight I can say I enjoyed it.
I won't be here as much this coming week and the next. I have classes every day and multiple papers to write. These first two classes are tough....but hey my next class is called the "Spirituality of Young Adults: Speed Dating".