While I've recently been all caught up in presenting, networking, and a touch of mentoring (Slayage 5 in Vancouver was a blast!) and the Breaking Bad project (all of which you can read about over at Unfettered), I wanted to spend some time and energy on the "Down Time Project" instead of falling into the trap of just giving it lip service.
So this past week, my gal pal Barefoot and I took our moms to a
With that in mind, FryDaddy and I are fitting in a few days at the beach this week at my family's place. My sister and her family go down for an extended vacation during July, but there's room for us this week and we jumped on the opportunity with both feet. After all, once we come back, it'll be Busywhirl Central as we both get ready for the start of the academic year. There is also a book to finish drafting and papers to prepare for presentation at the end of September. Those obligations will be there whether we take the time to dig our toes in the sand or not.
So there's really no reason not to, is there?
That's what I thought!
And I encourage you to do the same - maybe a spa or the beach in August isn't your thing, but find out what it is and build some time to enjoy it into the next two weeks. As a wise, wise woman once said, "Life is meant to be enjoyed, not saddled with."