Monday, October 1, 2012

The Benefit of Impromptu Time Off

When I posted the “Magic at Work” photo just over a week ago, I hadn’t the slightest inkling that I’d be taking the week off from blogging. But you know what? Sometimes living wonderstruck means taking time to live.

Sometimes you need to recharge, reconnecting to the good stuff. Sometimes you simply need time to catch up. I did some of both.

It’s hard in this blogging world to come up with fresh ideas. One of my biggest frustrations is feeling like this message needs to be spread (what a grand thing if we could all live wonderstruck), yet feeling like I don’t have anything new to say.

Sometimes all these notions are churning inside and when it comes time to turn them into coherent sentences, I come up blank. Sometimes the household chores and family obligations take over.

Last week was a week to refill my inspiration bucket. I played, I visited with friends, I picked apples and made applesauce.

It was a week to progress. I completed my contribution to an amazing (and-so-secret-for-now) book, laid foundation for some new freelance projects, and paid bills.

It was a week to practice showing joy to my family. A week to clear more space. A week to stretch. A week to prepare for birthdays. (Happy birthday to Mom, Cole, and hubby!)

It was a week to think about this blog. What is Live Wonderstruck? What do I want it to be? What do I want you to get from it?

I guess what I’m trying to say is sometimes life tells you what you need. For me, it was an impromptu get-away-from-the-internet week.

What does life want you to lighten up on this week in order to focus on other things?

Let me know what you think in the comments on this post or on Facebook (if you haven't already, consider clicking that little "Like" button while you're there).

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