My schedule is usually pretty hectic. I. Am. Always. On. The. Go.
Juggling work, friends, church, family, and other miscellaneous commitments is an arduous task.
So I love that over the last few months I have formed several little routines that are peppered throughout my calendar.
They keep me grounded. They keep me in community. They keep me on task. They provide structure in the chaos.
Here are just a handful:
Every Sunday, I go to church at Cross Point. After the last morning service, I head out for Mexican food with Justin and Trish Davis, their boys, and whatever stragglers we can pick up. I’m not quite sure how this tradition started but I love it. It is one of the highlights of my week.
Every Monday, I have a “lunch huddle” with our Thomas Nelson executive team. This meeting helps me stay connected to the team and keeps me aware of what everyone is working on.
Every Tuesday, I drive down to Franklin for “Campus” dinner at Pueblo Real. (Are you seeing the food theme here?) This evening is always filled with enlightening conversation, laughter, and good food. I am so thankful for this community and the investment that make in me each week.
Every other Monday night, my Cross Point small group convenes. It actually could be called a “minuscule” group. It is just a couple of close friends who get together to eat (yes, food again), dream, and talk lives, love, and God.
Once a month, I attend Thomas Nelson Business Reviews. The entire Thomas Nelson leadership gathers to talk about what is happening in their business unit. It always is an informative way to spend 4 hours.
What routines do you have? Do you appreciate the structure they provide?