March 25th, 2010
|02:17 pm - An end in sight, which is only another beginning. . .|
Last night, I whittled down my outstanding CTP 3 requirements to two final requirements (in two separate courses).
I am now missing only the final questions from Liturgy Practicum 2 and Theatre for Ritual 1. I hope to complete Theatre for Ritual 1 this weekend.
I'm in the submission phase with the other two courses that have yet to be approved: they're complete, but my reviewer hasn't approved them yet (and I can only submit one at a time). The time frame of reviewing and approving seems to have settled in recent weeks, though, and so I'm finding myself into the same cycle of telling myself to "be patient" and wanting to shout "OMGHURRY!" that I suspect all of my own students feel. It really can be freaky-infuriating.
For a while, I was having difficulty with course completion again. I had overshot my original estimations for two courses by nearly three months, and so last week I re-set my expectations again and started working at things that I honestly thought would take far longer. I'm still well ahead of schedule in terms of my own final goal (which is Ordination at Summerland. . . and which slightly frightens me), but I have a project coming up that is pushing me to wrap up my CTP3 work on or about May 1 as well.
The question eventually will become, "Now what?" On that count, I'm not quite sure. There are additional courses I can (and likely will) complete, and other Study Programs to be done, but I have a lot more work I want to get done for ADF, too. I have articles that need written/revised, I have projects that need a shot in the arm, and I have books to return to and turn out. Obviously, the CTP hasn't prevented me from engaging in these things, but the additional free time can only deepen the work I do in ADF. So where will I go from here? What will take over the space that training has filled for so long?
I sometimes worry about a desire to "rest on my laurels" (I would be lying if I said it wasn't tempting), but I also know that if my Ordination is anything like my Initiation, Consecration, or Dedicant Oath, there will be no rest, only work ahead.
And the potential of what that work might bring is what excites me most.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: good
Current Music: "Trouble On the Horizon", -JB
I'm sure I can find work to keep you busy. Let me know if you get bored.
Great job brother, I will always be here a few steps behind and grateful for the path you are blazing!
The path we take through the woods is sometimes strange to others: while others follow paths in order to reach a destination, we travel a path to enjoy the journey. Each step along the path, whether it be a DP completion, an Initiation, or the first circle of the Warrior's Guild program, is a step that brings us in contact with new wonders in that forest.
Our goal is not to break out on the other side of this lovely forest, it is to stroll through the forest as long as we can.
I've done Ritual Theater before, so if you have any questions, please ask.
You are one individual I NEVER worry about resting on his laurels. Maybe instead, you can give a hand to some of us who could really need help moving forward on the CTP 2...? (pretty please?)
Absoposolutly. Let me know where you are, and I'll see what I can do to help.