back to reality
Monday February 20th 2006, 12:48 pm
Filed under: personal

my sabbatical is over, and i’m back at my desk. funny thing, i didn’t realize our office was closed today for the holidays until my wife mentioned it last night! but given that i’d had a whole month off and was planning on coming in, an extra day didn’t quite seem necessary. so i’m here at YS alone — a great catch-up day!

i made it, by the way, without looking at email, turning on my cell phone, or even once connecting to the internet.

my time in hawaii was perfect. i read 12 books in 11 days (and two more in the following two weeks). i took daily walks on the beach and contemplated my life and its direction, and journaled all my thoughts. i hardly talked to anyone, and cooked (well, heated up) all my own meals in my condo. i got three massages and one tattoo.

so, i’ll be back to blogging furiously, i’m sure — i’ve really missed this outlet. i’ll blog about my reading later today.

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Welcome Back from a well deserved break.

Comment by Saulnier 02.20.06 @ 12:53 pm

welcome back, brother. it’s good to read from you again.

Comment by patrick 02.20.06 @ 1:13 pm

i want to hear about that tatoo!

Comment by jeff 02.20.06 @ 2:05 pm

welcome back buddy

i am posting from the soho apple - we are having a blast in nyc

Comment by bob c 02.20.06 @ 2:44 pm

Looking forward to hearing what God reavealed to you on the island.

Comment by Andrew Seely 02.20.06 @ 4:06 pm

Yeah! The drought is over!

Comment by Dennis 02.20.06 @ 4:11 pm

Glad you had such a great time! Welcome back.

Comment by Jon 02.20.06 @ 4:36 pm

welcome back, marko!


Comment by the holly 02.20.06 @ 4:37 pm

My aging eyesight read it as “three mEssages.” Then I realized it was “three mAssages,” and now I am guilty of coveting.

Comment by Kathy 02.20.06 @ 5:30 pm

Welcome back, Marko!!

Comment by Deneice 02.20.06 @ 6:08 pm

Welcome back, you were prayed for and missed. (Doesn’t it feel good to be missed?)

Comment by -Justin- 02.21.06 @ 2:49 am

Welcome back Marko!!!!

Comment by Ryan Nielsen 02.21.06 @ 3:24 am

Glad you’re back. Better not show us your new tatoo because then all the cool youth workers will get the same one!

Comment by Len 02.21.06 @ 11:23 am

14 Books, 3 massages and a tattoo! Good sabbatical! Welcome back :-)

Comment by Youthblog 02.21.06 @ 11:25 am

Yay, welcome back!! I’ve missed your updates and look forward to hearing where you feel your life is headed now. :) Oh yeah, and let’s see the tattoo! (Unless it’s in a weird place of course…)

Comment by jen }i{ 02.21.06 @ 1:56 pm

So…when do we get to see a pic of the new tat?

Comment by Bethany Boring 02.21.06 @ 4:50 pm

Welcome Back! We have missed you a great deal. Look forward to hearing about your adventure of relaxation with God.

Comment by Jillian 02.22.06 @ 1:39 am

I want to hear about the tattoo as well

Comment by Clint Walker 02.24.06 @ 12:25 am

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