Wow. I was much busier this weekend than originally anticipated. So sorry, no comics yet. In the meantime, you’ll just have to settle for this photograph:
I took this picture of downtown Portland with my phone (hence the lousy quality) last month from the viewpoint at Pittock Mansion. I was there again this weekend (without a camera) while taking a short break during an 8-mile run through Washington Park. It was the second of two runs this weekend, the first one being 4.5 miles from my apartment.
Running, to me, is a form of meditation – particularly when I’m running on a trail. Something about the scenery, the calmness of nature, and the repetitive motion of running makes it easier for me to process my thoughts. It’s also one of my favorite times to talk with God. There’s nothing quite like watching a red sunset illuminating the snowy summit of Mt. Hood to make you realize just how great our God really is.
I ran a lot this weekend because I had a lot on my mind. There was something I needed to get done this weekend, but I kept putting it off. Procrastination got the best of me as I spent all of Saturday driving around Portland on a futile mission to acquire a desk for my apartment. Sunday I went to church, shopped for groceries, and went on that 8-mile run before finally getting around to what I had been putting off.
…and then slowly slogged through it with a movie playing in the background. Now it’s really late, and work starts at 7:30 tomorrow.
Weekends are supposed to be for resting and recharging. That’s what I keep telling myself, but weekends happen to be the only available time for me to work on this project. Part of me wants to say, “Suck it up, Daniel. Just do it. Be a man!” Yet another part of me is wondering whether or not I’m overworking myself. I have a full-time design job during the week, and that takes up most of my time and energy. Perhaps I just have too many creative jobs going on at one time? I don’t know.
So, there you go. There’s a brief synopsis of what’s been going on inside my head over the weekend. I’d write a little more, but it’s getting close to midnight and my body needs recharging. Before I go, I’ll leave you with a verse that came to mind while writing this post:
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6