Inhale — Exhale


So here we are.

The end of another month.

The first full month of spring under our belts (and what a cool, rainy start it’s been).

CampNaNoWriMo has one more day yet to go, but for me, it’s over. Done. Caput.

I managed to reach my 50k, but not finish any of the projects I started out to finish. I’m all right with that. I made really great progress on five different projects, and am so close to finishing the third UF book. Absurdly close. Almost frustratingly close that I didn’t make it this month.

End of May — I’m looking at you.

But with everything I’ve got going on, I decided to do something very important today.

Something I’m usually not good at doing.

Something I will even fight tooth and nail to avoid, and my husband has to drag me kicking and screaming to even consider.

I took the day off.

I didn’t even have a good excuse to do it. I started Persuasion in my Austen re-read, and I woke up this morning wanting nothing more to spend time with Captain Frederick Wentworth and a book that seems to resonate more with me the older I get.

Yesterday, I took a few hours out of my day to do a FB live book club event and had THE MOST AMAZING TIME. Some great questions and chats, some fun conversations, new connections, and I would love more opportunities to do similar things.

So today, I curled up with a few cups of tea, and I read.

It was lovely.

I highly recommend it.

Much as I struggle to decompress enough to take little mini vacations like these, they really do wonders for the mental health. Like plugging in to recharge the battery that is your brain (a la Matrix). Clearing the cache. Deleting the cookies (or consuming more).

Now I feel ready to dive back into making words tomorrow… while I continue to wait on my good newses (which might result in a second post this week).

How do you recharge? What is your go-to mini-holiday activity? Let me know in the comments!

Now I’m going to go finish my book. The suspense over Anne Elliot’s fate is killing me!


CampNaNoWriMo - Week 4