Over the past day or so I’ve been taking a bunch of assessments. Perhaps this demonstrate how odd I am, but I love these things. It was probably about 20 years ago when I took my first Myers-Briggs and discovered that I am an INTJ. There was a lot about me that just started to make sense, in that framework.
"What do you want us to do with the next 20 years of our lives?" I already knew the answer to that question. In fact I talked to several friends before we left on our trip and said, "I think the answer is continue leading the Ithaca Vineyard Church. But I need to ask." So we did.
While we were back in NY last month, we went through some of the stuff we left in storage over there, and carted some of it back with us. One of the things Liz brought back, were letters that I wrote to her while we were dating. I was reading some of them yesterday (I'd like to think I'm a better person 24 years later).
One of the common questions we hear is "What does life in Ireland look like for us?" I thought I'd write out a brief preview of the week ahead for us, as well as a brief recap on the past weekend, and hopefully give you a glimpse. When I was on a missions trip to the Philippines in the early 1990's the US missionary there took a few of us out as he ran his errands for the day (such as acquiring fresh drinking water). While we were out he said, "We spend half our day just doing things we need to survive". Thankfully high quality water is piped right into our home here in Dublin, but I thought it'd be good to give you a picture of what a "week in the life," looks like.