Where to go... and what to do?

"Hey Jolly," said Dan. "Why don't you put a proposal together and come and work at Crossroads next year," a hopeful look in his eyes.

"I can't do it man," I said. "I'm just not pumped... I'm tired of working for Crossroads and I don't want to just end up being the admin dude. I'd just be doing it for the money and that's a crap reason."

"And Bible College?" asked Dan

"Baby is coming and moving... eek no way. And besides I've now committed to working at Jane as an RF for all 2009". I said
In case you didn't know I'm finishing my two year MTS apprenticeship soon. In fact I'm planning to finish up at the end of December. I'm then planning to take what's left of my holidays in January (Probably about 3 weeks). During this time I'll be applying for a new job and doing long stretches of duty up at Jane. Christine and I had planned to take January off to travel over to the USA but Olivia's impending arrival has changed that. It's going to be a long summer. I feel tired thinking about it.

It's no secret I've found working for Crossroads this year a bit of a battle. I haven't gotten as much out of this year as I did last. I haven't enjoyed my work as much. It's not that I don't like Crossroads or somehow bear it ill will. It's a me thing. I'm just not as excited and enthused as I was when I was down at Uni. I also think I'm better suited to Uni ministry also (but that's for another post*). I'm tired very very ministry tired.

Finally I'm not really sure what to do with this blog. I'm toying with the idea of closing it down as technically the stated purpose of supportMIKE will have come to an end. I have a lot of thinking to do over the next few weeks.

*I do also plan to do a future post thanking both my supporters and readers.



Angus said... 12/06/2008 1:59 pm  

Good luck with your decisions Mike. There's always journalism if ministry doesn't work out! :)

Laura said... 12/07/2008 12:15 pm  

Uh, no, don't close it down. Just change the name. Some of your overseas readers (ahem) would love to keep reading.

Jonny said... 12/07/2008 12:37 pm  

Go on the dole. Then you can read the newspaper with me down at Banjo's bakery.

Oh, I think I have said too much.

Bron said... 12/07/2008 4:54 pm  

Would love to keep reading - it's always great to hear about how you and Christine are going. But I reckon if you're feeling tired about blogging it's always good to have a break for while and then re-launch when you're ready.

Claire :) said... 12/09/2008 3:03 pm  

Hey Mike

I'm with Bron and Laura, it's a great way to be able to keep up with where people are at. Facebook is good for knowing where they are, but blogs are much more personal, so if you're prepared to share what you're thinking with the world, there are bits of the world that love to hear it :)

Changing the name would be fine, though.

Anyway, I think if you're feeling that way then you're definitely making the right decision, no one benefits from people who have lost the enthusiasm - neither the people you're working for, with, or most importantly yourself. Have a chat with the big guy, he'll open the doors you need to best serve Him, keep you happy, and be able to support Christine *especially* in the next 12 months or so.


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