Just one more day.
I think it is going to take just one more day of recovery before I feel like I am working in full swing again. I don’t think that is a bad idea, because the entire company (both of us!) and the customers alike will benefit from it most.
Yesterday when we were driving home from Yarmouth I was thinking that I was beginning to understand why weekends are two days long instead of one. One day is certainly not long enough to recover from the week’s work and catch up on everything we need to do. At least not for me and not at this moment.
I had a good day yesterday. I was in super slow motion. It has been a long, long time since I was able to just do what I wanted to do without any ill effects. And to be honest with you all, I did very little of anything productive.
OK – I did some half-focused straightening up of the place, but nothing major. I called one of my dear friends and took a half-hour to just talk and catch up, and that was nice. Then we took off to Yarmouth for a nice meal and nothing in particular for a couple of hours. Just to get away.
Unlike the trip to New Minus a couple of weeks ago, this trip really had no purpose. There was nothing that needed to be done and it didn’t involve work in the least bit. It was just somewhere to go for a couple of hours.
We drove along the shore and took the longer way. It was nice to see the countryside and the sheep and cattle along the way, with the ocean on the other side. It was a bit windy and cool, and there was no stopping at the beach, but I know those days will come soon and I will hopefully spend at least one or two there this summer. We’ll see . . .
Nothing particularly noteworthy occurred, so there is little for me to document. Perhaps that I didn’t do anything at all is news in itself. For me that is rather odd.
I feel good today and I am slowly getting things done. Rather than rush back into things, I want to take one more day to go at an easy pace and see what I will accomplish, keeping my own expectations low.
I really need this short rest. I know that taking it easy for a day or two will pay off greatly in the future. I have many nice ideas for designs and I will be working toward them again soon. But without this time off, I don’t think they will come easily.
I hope you all enjoy your day today. I know I will enjoy mine. I am beginning to think ahead to what is next and instead of feeling overwhelmed about it, I am feeling rather excited. That is where I want to be.
Have a good one.
“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest” – Ashleigh Brilliant
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"