I love January and July. Those two months are natural resets for me. The beginning of the year is full of promise and possibility and I enjoy setting up a new planner and new goals. And July is somewhat the same. By the beginning of July, I've finished all the work for the church year and I jump into planning mode for the various ministry areas I am responsible for. It's a chance to dream and fix things and take risks and organize, organize, organize.
I have several re-organization projects going on right now, several areas that need a reset. At my job, one I want to do some work on is Kids Church, which I oversee. I want to get some processes streamlined and more clear. And I want to provide more help and resources to my people who serve in Kids Church. I'm also resetting the women's ministry in a fun way with an event I want to promote heavily. The idea came out of a conversation with my mom and my brain has been buzzing about it ever since.
Personally, I have a few reset items at home as well. First of all, I'm resetting my closet as it's become a black hole where junk goes to die. It's a pretty small closet so it gets junked up quickly. The way I've been organizing it hasn't been working so I'm eager to try something different. I also have started a reset creatively, but I'll blog about that another time.
I've been on vacation for all of July so far, but tomorrow is my last day to loaf around. I'm looking forward to jumping back into work on Monday to start new projects and start dreaming.