On the off chance that 43T will actually be read-only at the end of this month (dubious, as the robots have proven themselves lackadaisical in terms of adherence to deadline), I’m marking this goal as DONE.
I have two more masses to do this month (since there are 5 Sundays in August, more’s the joy). Then I can walk away from this job. I’m hearing rumors that we’ll all be asked to come back for special stuff, like Thanksgiving/Xmas/Easter etc., but I don’t know that I’m going to feel like doing that.
I haven’t heard from the other church. Inasmuch as it’s a bit disappointing to do a good audition and not get called, I’m finding it hard to be bummed.
I can see the finish line. Must keep chugging away.
I am happy that so many people have gotten so much out of this site, and that I have been blessed enough to journey part of that way with so many of you.
I have popclogged myself (just plain ol’ Simplicity over there) and I hope I’ll see many of you doing the same. To those who aren’t making the move, I know that your adventures will lead you to amazing things outside of 43T.
To everyone who has followed me, left me comments, and generally been an amazing source of inspiration and courage on this site, I thank you for giving and sharing of yourself. Community is a beautiful thing, and I know I have deeply benefited from being part of 43T for the last few years.
I leave you with the text of one of my favorite pieces of music, Stephen Paulus’ “The Road Home.”
Tell me, where is the road I can call my own
That I left, that I lost so long ago
All these years I have wandered,
Oh when will I know
There’s a way,
There’s a road
That will lead me home.
Rise up, follow me, come away is the call
With love in your heart as the only song.
There is no such beauty
As where you belong.
Rise up, follow me,
I will lead you home.
Done, done and MORE DONE. Even though I know by the time we finally get around to doing all this, it’ll probably cost more than we were anticipating. Gonna keep socking it away because why not.
Las Vegas elopement looks better all the time.