To which I say, EXACTLY! Why is it a question?
At what point did it become socially acceptable, nay, silently required, to work through one’s time off?
I’ve been struggling with this over the last few weeks as I’ve tried to cram a month’s worth of work into a week.
This summer has been the usual whirlwind, plus daily swimming lessons, a few trips, tons of writing and a hyper-focus on social media as part of my efforts to win a book deal.
I’ve been working. Hard. Constantly. Most of the day and then as soon as my daughter goes to bed for the night—weekends included.
I can’t remember the last time I just relaxed and did nothing in the evening.
I know, I know…this sounds like the whole ‘I’m SO busy and important’ spiel, but it’s not.
The point is, I deserve a vacation, and since I actually have one just around the corner, I am going to take it.
Am I under the gun to make my ‘author platform’ happen? Yes, I am. Am I going to be gone for the rest of August and then traveling again in early September? Yup, you betcha.
But without time to relax and recharge I fear that both my inspiration and my motivation will dwindle to nothing.
And that’s the last thing I want.
So, yes. All this rambling does have a conclusion.
I’m going on vacation with my family, and I am damn well going to enjoy it (Seattle and an Alaskan cruise, woop woop!).
I’ll be right back on the blog come early September, ready to dazzle you with my wit and prose.
Until then, I encourage you to find your beach!
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