I worked too much last year. I did a full-time job where I wrote technical policy reports. I did a side contract where I wrote a technical policy report on my days off. I wrote monthly posts for my non-profit organization on my Sundays. I am mentally exhausted, spent, warn out!
I want more pleasure in my life; more time off; more down time. I have been off work for almost two weeks now, and while I have been busy, I have been busy doing things that do not feel like work. I decorated the house for Christmas. I made a gingerbread fortress from scratch. I wrapped gifts, made cards, and visited family. I have cooked meals, done laundry, bought groceries and organized shelves. I have played board games, walked in white snow, taken photos, and stayed up late watching the former TV series, Battlestar Galattica. I have gone to bed late, woken up without a clock, and spent half-days in my jammies. It has been grounding; it has been relaxing; it has been deliciously lazy.
Next week, I will start a new job that promises to be all consuming. BUT for a few more days, I am holding the world at bay. For a few more days, I am going to luxuriate in this place of timelessness. For a few more days, I am going to enjoy the pleasure of being in the moment; being present in my body; being focussed on the present. For a few more days, I am going to simply be.
I hope you get the most out of these last days of rest! And I also hope your new job is something you can enjoy, wether by itself or because of the perks it comes with. xx
Thanks CN….Maybe you too are in need of a mental holiday?? With love and light…Kim
that sounds wonderful! i hope you completely enjoy!
Thanks….did you re-name your blog??? Kim
you’re welcome. i did because of complication with the other one. now i’m presently having complications with this one.
Oh…how frustrating for you!!! But I like the new name…Kim
it has been, if i can’t get it working i lost a fair amount of money but i guess when you try something new, you have to take chances.
Thank you about the new name!
Sounds like the perfect, and well deserved, holiday… All the best for the next challenge :)
It felt like it…Usually I worry about wasting my holiday time; not doing something special with it, but this year, this lazy time felt just right!!! Ans thank you for your good wishes!!
A perfect description of perfect relaxation. Your well was filled, too. :)