A few months ago, I read an article in Writer’s Digest about the importance of work/life balance. It suggested that freelance writers (and other self-employed professionals) take one to two weeks vacation every year. It makes sense, but when you are trying to start and operate a business, it is scary to take time off.
When my husband and I got invited to a cabin in Maine, I was a little nervous about leaving behind my work. I’m starting to feel confident in my ability to grow a successful business, and I finally have a handful of regular clients. I was scared that I would get behind or miss an opportunity, but then I remembered that article. I’d been working really hard and I deserved a break, so I gave myself permission to take an impromptu vacation. I’m glad a did.
For the past week, I’ve been waking up to a beautiful view of a lake and mountains. I’ve lounged around reading, and I’ve gone fishing. For first time in a long time, I spent a whole week relaxing, and as a result, I came home refreshed.
Though not writing related, here are some highlights from my week.
1) I saw a moose. A real life moose in the wild.
2) I read a really good book (One Day (Movie Tie-in Edition) by David Nicholls).
3) I tried (keyword) bass and eggs for breakfast.
4) I went for a canoe ride.
5) I got to spend the week my husband and one of my best friends.
6) I ate fresh Maine lobster.
Even though I spent the week relaxing, I do have some writing updates. Here are my most recent blog posts.
To DIY or not to DIY (Mita Productions)
2011 Flower Trends (Mita Productions)
How to Choose a Wedding Theme (Music by Design)
Mumford & Sons (Music by Design)
After my rejuvenating vacation, I am ready to get back to work. I have a lot of writing and editing work to do this week, so I will keep you updated.