Hello! Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
It has been nonstop action from five in the morning until eleven at night, over and over again, preventing written expression.
Writing is enjoyable and it clears the cranium of cobwebs. It is great to be back at the Campfire doing so. I bet it has been about a week since I have posted.
Today I will ramble.
The new job has been amazing and draining at the same time and is much different from what I have been accustomed to. Over the course of a decade, I have taught hundreds of men how to work, clean, cook, bake, garden and a few other nifty nuggets of knowledge. The road to educate grown incarcerated felons has been bumpy at best.
In a nutshell, normalizing stress with persistent deadlines has been the predominant skillset.
The change was necessary; I was going crazy spinning my wheels and doing the same thing for way too long. I had out grown my job description.
What I am doing now requires copious amounts of active listening and empathy and the change of processing has been what drains me. I am not used to it, but I will get there. It is amazing as I feel I have new opportunities to implement programs and make a difference in the lives of felons and their families.
The garden is growing strong and while I have had a few setbacks, things are good. Memorial Day, I will be hosting an event at the Campfire and giving away produce. When I get the chance, I will post photos of it all.
Summers are always busy with the kids out of school and all the outdoor activities associated with warm weather.
Well, that is all for now. Feel free to leave a comment as I would admire to hear from you!