From http://www.wolfescape.com/Humour/WorkStress.htm, with some other workplace jokes. It was a real trip down memory lane!
It is a while since I blogged on this here, in fact much longer than I thought! And then the above quote came into my inbox on the day that I saw my spiritual director and he challenged my definition - where is time for me - what hobbies do I have?Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. James M. Barrie
Life used to be busy. I had a full time job and was studying part time and doing things in the local church. Work was the job and study and ministry was my "hobby". Then I was made redundant and was able to become full time in the church. Suddenly my "hobby" had become my job. That was 2 years ago, and I haven't found a hobby yet. Perhaps blogging counts, although it falls into the same category of a lot of other things that I do - it could be considered part of the job. Similarly with reading - I enjoy reading without a purpose! We were told that when we started studying that it would ruin reading for us and for a while it did, but I seem to have made it back again. Perhaps because I struggled to study. We were told that study was answering a question and to use the index - I prefer to read and be surprised by what I find and by the connections that appear between the strangest things. But most of my reading is theology of some kind. I also like chatting with friends - but most of the chat could in some way or other could be called work. Hence the reason that I came up with the definition that I did.
The best that I could come up with was that I am hoping to play some cricket this summer - if selected. Except that it is for a team of vicars!