Back in 2019, before this new world was even a blip on our radar, I planned a mini holiday for the end of March. When all this came about, i considered skipping my time off to continue forging ahead into this new learning journey. BUT there was a voice that got louder and louder every day urging me to keep my planned holiday. The other voice would argue, usually with a "ya but..." about making money, keeping the energy flowing, the momentum growing, and of not disappointing my students.
I am happy to report that both parts of me got what they wanted:
I did not check my email for 4 days.
I did not blog or record or test out products.
I did not read any non-fiction.
I lazed about.
I watched cartoons while eating breakfast.
I had baths.
I sat in the sun.
I read fiction.
But I also did “work”, just not the “making a living” kind. I received great pleasure from this work. It is all the stuff I have been wanting to do but have not had the energy to do in a while.
I washed all of my floors,
I rearranged decor,
I cleaned and reorganized my spice drawer & tea shelf,
I coloured…. in my day timer!!
I looked at my day timer the other day and realized how drab it was (I mostly write in pencil so things can changed without making too much of a mess) - so that plus there are a lot of items crossed out. With all the cancellations, it was, to my working mind, depressing. If you have been following my blog, you will know I have not been idle on my working days but none of that stuff is in my day timer, nor do I feel it needs to be. “BUT, but, but!!” my working mind cries, “how will we know we have done things???!!!”
So I let my working mind go at it! I pulled out my markers and let her fill those days with all that I accomplished, both in words and blobs of colour.
The "work" part of me was very satisfied and would like to continue this as a daily practice.
The "fun" part of me liked it too.
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