More or Less

Over the past year and a half I have been involved in leading a team at our church. The team’s mandate is to develop and execute the strategy to get the church into a new facility.

There has been a lot of hard work and effort invested in the preparation and planning phase of the strategy. And, over the past few months, we have been focused on a capital campaign.

I was out every evening for most of the week last week to help host information exchange sessions. My role was to present the case statement and to help with the question and answer segment. Overall, I am really proud of the team’s efforts and contributions. We have worked hard on communication and I think we have done a great job in that area. Our reveal of the first year campaign results happen next Sunday. And I anxiously await the results of the campaign.

There were some things I missed last week in the midst of all this activity. My youngest son’s birthday was on Tuesday. Although we did have a family dinner a few days beforehand, I struggled with missing his special day. You never get those moments back.

I am still in final mixes for a project, and with all of my other commitments, I had to delay work on the project for a couple of weeks.

I suppose the other thing I missed was sleep. I was averaging about 3 or 4 hours of sleep each night last week. It showed. After a couple of days, I found it difficult to stay focused and alert. I get on the road to work very early in the mornings and there were a couple of drives last week that I simply do not remember.

Back to more normal patterns this week. It will be nice to have a few evenings at home with my family.

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