Need to be writing

I’m enrolled in a program for people interested in Christian leadership. Why, you may ask? With some trepidation and currently at a snail’s pace — if, that is, a snail could do this — I’m exploring a path to ordination into the Episcopalian diaconate.

The program consists of a series of courses, one per month, taught over a weekend. I have a boatload of reading to finish before each and a hefty paper to write after.

September’s was the first and my paper on a reading from the Gospels earned me an A. October’s meeting was the weekend we were on our long-planned prepaid trip to Albany and, although I did the required reading, I missed the lectures and discussions on Genesis and Exodus.

Yesterday I finally finished listening to the recording of the sessions and have read the notes the professor kindly sent me. All that’s left is summoning up the courage to believe I can write another passable paper. Before Friday. Oy.


About pattiblaine

Raised under the name of Snyder in the upstate NY town of Vestal, I've worked as a typesetter, a fast food salad bar tender, an art reviewer, a waitress, a part-time nanny, and a very-bad-with-phones temp. Once upon a time I was all-but-thesis toward a Masters in Art History. Now I'm just a mom with a lot of fiber squirreled away throughout the house. We call it insulation. In 2013 I completed a life-long learning program at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, and am a postulant toward the diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY. In addition to coordinating volunteers for the soup kitchen, I volunteer as a tutor at a deeply impoverished city elementary school, and am a docent at the Memorial Art Gallery.
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One Response to Need to be writing

  1. Lindsey says:

    Wow, Patti! Best wishes on all of this. I hope you’re finding it all satisfying even amidst the scholarly writing angst. And I hope I get to see you at knitting again sometime soon!

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