I am in that strange almost limbo stage that comes at the end. I have two months left here in Mitchell's Plain. While my mind is buzzing with ideas for next year and where to go next, they are useless because I won't be here. I know better (from experience) not to start anything new. I must just slow down and tread water until the end of the year. There is preaching and pastoral work. And leaders meetings. But otherwise, I must slow down. I remember this feeling so well from shutting down my activities in Pietermaritzburg and to a lesser extent from Johannesburg.
It takes quite a bit of self-discipline to just stop.
But I do have my PhD work and I intend to use every moment of this time productively on my thesis!