(Written 3 June 2019)
I write from a coffee shop table tucked away in London’s Stansted airport where I await a final flight on my journey back to Edinburgh. The past three weeks have been a bit of a blur:
Three weeks ago yesterday, I trekked into the Scottish wilderness with a few basketball teammates for an impromptu one-night camping trip.
I then left the next day for Dublin to visit a couple friends for quick two-day trip.
From Dublin straight on to Germany for a sport ministry conference for the weekend.
From Germany back to Edinburgh where my family arrived for a much-anticipated visit. We spent a couple days in Edinburgh, then drove the Scottish hills on a couple-day road trip, then explored Glasgow, then trained down to London where we spent a few more days exploring the sights there.
From London, my family continued on to Munich for one more brief visit with another relative before heading back to the States and I flew to Toulouse, France to hang with some friends competing in a basketball tournament over this past weekend.
This morning I packed up and am now heading back to Edinburgh to sit in one place for a little while and actually work on my master’s dissertation, what I’m supposed to be spending my time and energy on these days.
Update: No update yet (in the form of finalized plans for this coming season). My dissertation is due in August so I know what I’m supposed to be doing until then (writing my paper). This may fit in between volunteering for a few camps and basketball clinics that have expressed need for a coach — trying to figure out how to do that while not shooting myself in the foot too badly for my final project. I don’t know much at the moment. Trying to fit pieces together at the moment. Feel free to ring and chat any time — I’ll either be reading an academic paper or scratching my head cluelessly while staring at a calendar. One day (hopefully soon) I’ll know more and be able to share more substantial news about where I’m heading next. 🙂