So, since I have a work day off, I decided I needed to run to my hometown (about an hour and half away) to go to the bank and run some errands. A quick trip full of sunshine, loud music, traffic, and hometown. Sounds great! However, since today is also a very precious day in the Christian calendar, the bank that I needed to go to is closed. Thankfully, I checked that before the sun and wind were in my hair. I have to admit that I love that they are closed for Good Friday. It totally reminds me of home and how things use to shut down on Sunday and holidays. It made families stay home. It MADE us rest.
So, what do I do with a day off? A day were errands can't be run and things have come to an abrupt halt. I opened the windows to let the warm, golden sunlight flood my house, and I sat down to reflect. The last few weeks of my life have been anything but restful. I feel like God is telling me I need to stop. I need to pour myself out to him, and just be! I need to stay home and reflect, pray a lot, probably cry, and focus on my new normal. I need to read and catch up on grad school stuff. I need to journal through my thoughts.