The seminary has a two and a half week break starting now. I'm caught between knowing I need a holiday and also wanting to get on with the rest of the year!
Fortunately, the stop is not absolute. My church work continues - and I'm actually preaching three times in the holidays. I can carry on working on my PhD proposal - although I'm not sure if I shouldn't take a break.
But the sense of space is good. The feeling that I don't have to be anyplace today at all is pretty good.
And I am appreciating the fact that last year I counted down to these breaks as the only times I saw my husband and children. I am so glad to be with them this year!