I just needed a break. Plain and simple. If anybody is wondering where I’ve been and why you haven’t seen my blogs lately, it’s because I JUST NEEDED A BREAK. I decided to practice what I preach. I realized that every day, I’m talking with people and encouraging them to take a break sometimes and take better care of themselves. But when I looked in the mirror, I wasn’t taking very good care of myself.woman on beach posing 2

It started with the idea that I’d take off just the one week when I was having surgery. That seemed rational and sensible. But then life happened. I was feeling pressure to write my blog every week and post on a certain day, and when I couldn’t get it done, I felt frustrated. So I asked myself, “What would happen if you just stopped writing for a while? It won’t harm anyone…nobody will die.”

And so it was. One week off turned into one month off, which eventually turned in to the whole summer off. And you know what? It felt good…no it felt GREAT. I spent that time doing other things that I enjoy, and just taking some time for myself, which I wasn’t doing enough.

Something else funny happened. I started itching to come back and write again. Because I want to, and because I enjoy it…not because I’m feeling any pressure. Sometimes you really do need to just back off, catch your breath, and see what happens. More often than not, you will feel recharged and excited to get back to what you were missing. Don’t forget to take care of yourself!

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