This is my first, full week of summer. YAY!!! And as such, I thought I’d take a break from posts about writing and talk about real life for a moment (and yes, I do actually have a life outside of writing).
Since I work on a school schedule, I use my breaks – all of my breaks – as times to rebalance my life. You know, catch up on the BIG chores, like cleaning the windows and steaming the carpet, ply with my girls, have more date-nights with my husband, and yes, write.
Summer break, in particular, allows me the space and time I need to rejuvenate completely. I am an early riser, so I still wake early in the morning. But I don’t rush through the day as I ordinarily do. Instead, I read for an hour or so, tidy up a few things, enjoy breakfast out by the pool, meditate, exercise, write…all of the things I know I should do everyday, but typically don’t.
I know most people aren’t afforded the luxury of 6 weeks off in a row. Even most of my friends in education work during the summer. Yet, all of us still need to find ways to rejuvenate.
So, I ask you, how do you stay in balance in this crazy world we live in? What keeps your life running somewhat smoothly? And when you have time to relax – really relax – what do you do?
Happy summer all!!!