Fact #1: I had a very relaxing holiday and I hope you did too!
Fact #2: I haven’t turned on my laptop or done any work the whole time I’ve been in Pennsylvania visiting my family (except for writing this post).
When I thought about what this family visit would be like, I assumed that blogging and working would be injected throughout the five days. But the reality is that I am tired. Very tired. I am tired of working, tired of writing, tired of being on the computer, tired of thinking, even tired of being intentional.
Not a good sign for someone who makes their living selling jewelry online and blogging about living a life with intention, huh?
So I turned off the computer, and the thinking, and the writing. I just relaxed, slept, and spent time with my brothers and parents. I have worked out and eaten better. The pause has been good for me. But as I look at my schedule this week, my heart sinks. I “thought” I would have plenty of time to write here on MML. But my planner says otherwise. In fact, since I’ve been MIA about my personal life lately, I’ve included my agenda for this week below:
Tuesday – Fly back to Chicago with a layover in Minneapolis. Spend time with Mr. Lively.
Wednesday – Have brunch with a friend. Clean/unpack/prepare for my best friend and her boyfriend to stay with me for a few days.
Thursday – Entertain best friend and bf ‘s boyfriend and go to a Black Keys concert.
Friday – Celebrate NYE at a friend’s house.
Saturday/Sunday – Recover from best friend’s visit, and get ready for the business to start back up again.
This means that any blogging I’d do in the next few days would be hurried at best. And that’s not what I intend for MML. Which is why I’m deciding to “design my week with intention” and not blog until January 3rd. This will give me plenty of time to regroup, be fully present during my friend’s visit, and to prepare for the year ahead.
And I hope that my choice to take these few days off to regroup inspires others who are wavering between what they “think” they should do and what their bodies and minds are telling them is best for their sanity. We are here to live with intention, and sometimes that intention is to take a break. Busy-ness for the sake of busy-ness is not always the answer.
In the meantime, if you are new to MML and want to take a look around, I suggest hopping over to the “best of MML” page for links to the best posts in the archive.