I haven’t been able to sleep for days. I’d love to tell you it’s because I am super-spiritual, or because I’ve been scrubbing toilets to leave my family with a clean house.
Neither are true.
I think it’s been the excitement. So, how about a quick recap of my day?
4:30am Alarm goes off.
5:30am Leave house fifteen minutes late and head to my girlfriends house.
6:15am Four of us pile into a Volvo XC90. We’re off!
9:00am Stop at Starbucks for a quick pick-me-up. I highly recommend black tea vanilla lattes.
10:00am Prayer time at the beach in Santa Cruz. Meet a very interesting commercial fisherman.
11:00am We’re Here! Register at Mt. Hermon. Boy-howdy, did I bring the wrong shoes. Cute was dumb. Comfortable is needed.
12:00pm Have lunch. Soup and Salad. Try to figure out how I can smuggle a dozen of these oatmeal raisin cookies to my room.
3:00pm Take class on creative non-fiction writing. (Wish I had the guts to tell the instructor that encouraging us to read Oprah’s book selection, Eat-Love-Pray, isn’t earning her any brownie points with me.)
6:00pm Dinner time! Met with publisher James Watkins, what a nice man.
7:30pm Worship. Guest speaker Bill Butterworth shared from 1Samuel and the story of David and Goliath. Encouraged us as writers to be courageous. What a funny guy.
10:23pm Blogging in the cafe. Surrounded by writers and sleeping with my eyes open.