So I am two days into a 90 day sabbatical from ministry, and I am experiencing withdrawal. So far I have missed a building committee meeting, a clergy support group, a Rotary meeting and a Bible study. I don't know how many fire calls may have happened, because I turned off the pager.
I can tell it is withdrawal because I know exactly how many things I have missed, and I miss them.
I am still in that part of the journey where I am looking backwards, which is very different than looking forward or being centered where I am.
I suppose this is a part of the process.