They (whoever “they” are) say that it takes 30 days to build a habit. I tried to post a picture on my blog every day for 2011, that lasted 19 days, and I didn’t even post every day of that 19 day stretch. So, needless to say that project is dead.
I do have quite a bit on my mind this evening, so this will be old school, like I used to do, just straight up blogging, about whatever is going on in my life.
Tonight Jen has Maggie at a craft night. Miles and Macy are in bed. The house is quiet.
I can’t remember the last time the house was quiet…
It’s a good time to reflect.
Last week was the culmination of a ton of work. It was Rancho Christian School’s Vision 2011, where we celebrated the grand opening of our High School. For those who’ve been following me for a while, you know that one of the biggest projects I’ve been working on for the past couple years is helping the school re-brand itself. I feel like the school has finally begun living into the new brand, and the new brand is becoming iconic for the school. We had some signs installed on the buildings at the school and it felt almost like putting that last screw into the project that you’re building, standing back and being able to enjoy what you built – in this case what has been being built for 30 years.
Here’s a couple pictures of the campus.
All in all, I had a hand in the following projects for the school over the past few months:
- New Academic Logo
- New Sports Logo
- Football Helmet design
- Business card design & print
- Newspaper Ads
- Magazine Ads
- Campus signage
- Print materials
- Ties (!?)
And those are just the hard deliverables that we’ve been working on at the school, there’s so much in the way of training, leading, re-thinking, and moving forward – mainly led by my good friend Mike Johnson. There’s just A LOT going on at this school, and it’s all very exciting and a TON of work.
But, now that we’re past Vision 2011, I’m hoping things might be a little more normal. I’m not sure what that “normal” looks like – which brings up Maggie (who is that cute baby in the featured picture). Maggie has been pushing the limits of how much sleep one can live without. We’re in the process of trying to rule out allergies and other possible illnesses – maybe she just doesn’t like to sleep. Anyhow, that’s been pretty rough on the whole family. Last night she slept for 9 hours – tonight, we’ll see.
I don’t see things slowing down much, just normalizing a little. Less, last minute projects. Less dropping everything to tackle a huge project. I’m looking forward Maggie sleeping more. I’m looking forward to spending more time on the other side of my job – leading the Worship Arts teams at Rancho Community Church. I’m getting to know the team and the culture, and looking forward to moving things forward with a new campus (Murrieta).
I’m looking forward to Summer coming. Looking forward to Miles growing older and turning into a young boy – he’s not a little kid anymore. I’m looking forward to Macy entering Kindergarten – she’s going to LOVE it. I just got done giving Maggie a bath (was interrupted while writing). As I was looking at her, I got so excited that I get to watch her go through the same stages of life that Miles and Macy already have gone through; I’m looking forward to that. And I’m looking forward to a vacation with (just) my wife, sometime soon!
So I know this was kind of a random post. That’s what you get tonight.