Friday, August 28, 2009

Caffeine Lackey

I'm addicted. I'm addicted to a drug. I'm addicted to the bitter bite of caffeine. I'm not actually addicted but I've become somewhat dependent on it's effects of it. So lately, I've been cutting off on caffeine consumption, by switching to water and iced tea, which I just found out has almost the same amount of caffeine as Coca Cola Classic. Still, somehow even without the actual withdrawal symptoms of caffeine, this happens:

Aaron Sleeps #1

Then again:

Aaron Sleeps #2

Which is okay... I did these naps just a bit during lunch break (notice no one in the background and internal time stamps on the flickr pages.) It wasn't quite the caffeine I was addicted to, nor was it really the problem...

Lately, I've been more and more tired mentally. I've been thinking and processing so much within my life that, I need to just rest. On nights like this, waking up from rest, I start thinking about everything that's happening in my life. How I'm thankful for each and every moment of it. Then I start trying to re-structure my thought process and be more cognitive about what it is I am thinking about, so I can pray about these things that concern me. Then the next day requires more thinking to fix problems for clients, trying to make sure that the fixes are stable and good.

Last night girlfriend, Emily, mentioned that she needed to manage her time more wisely. This struck a chord with me, as I started remembering Ecclesiastes and how in Solomon's wisdom he states in more poignant words: "there's a time for everything."

"There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--"
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Earlier in the afternoon Brian made a great point about the structure of multi-tasking. As he pointed out: "... it's like running three applications simultaneously, it takes longer for them to startup than opening up the programs one at a time." I still need to process further what it is I need to do to manage my time more wisely. The task at hand, as it is, is to rest. So this is it for now.


  1. Rest is a good thing.

  2. An additional thought (We've already talked about this): Remember the value of quality instead of getting lost in the quantity of things you do. We're finite, and although we think we can multitask fairly well, it's like Brian said. The more "stuff" we do, the less quality each will most likely be. I was reflecting on this with Kathleen and Lara last night. I tend to lose myself and my perception once I find my importance in the things I do instead of resting in who I am. God is more than enough, and the things He leads me to do are such a pleasure.


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