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Turning off

I’ve been walking the line of exhaustion for a fairly long time now, trying my hardest to stay balanced, to stay on top of everything despite the sleep deprivation. For the most part, I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job, though the last few days of this work week I’ve slipped a few times and those small mistakes threatened to pull me into a spiral of self doubt and despair.

Not really the best place to be – especially while I have so much work to do!

So I took the weekend off. I was up to date on pretty much everything I should have been. Nothing pressing was waiting for me and I just needed to back off. Tell myself that things could wait. My computer was turned off more than on this weekend, and that’s very uncommon for me. I love being able to walk past and see whats going on – emails, tweets, facebook updates. But more often these days I’m shutting all those windows and focusing on just one or two things at a time. The things that are important: my writing, my proof reading, the anthology.

Multi-tasking is a wonderful thing, and I am FABULOUS at it, but there really is something to be said for giving just one thing your attention.

Mostly, this weekend these ones had my attention:

And Miss Ivy of course – though at this point in the day she was having some quiet time away from her noisy, pesky little sisters. Big girls need a break from little hands from time to time. (Oh, Ivy, if only I could shut myself in my room for some peace and quiet! Enjoy it while you can πŸ˜‰ lol.)

It was lovely chilling out in our little sheet tent in the backyard. Must make the most of these sunny, but not too hot, days while they last.

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11 thoughts on “Turning off”

  1. Sometimes it is good to just take a break and focus. And yeah, awesome photo. So Much Cuteness XD

    Glad you had a good weekend. All the best for this week, writing and anthology wise!

    1. It is, Anna. I need to remember to take a day off every week, I think! I can’t get over how quickly the girls are growing up… we’re getting close to leaving the baby days behind.

  2. That is a gorgeous picture! Captures such a special moment. ^_^ And it’s vital to take some time off every now and then and just enjoy things outside of the writing world.

    1. Thanks, Sadie πŸ™‚ It is. So easy to get caught up trying to get stuff done that you forget you need time off to recharge in as well.

  3. Breaks are good, and sometimes tiredness is our bodies way of telling us we need to slow down. Listen to your body!!!!
    Your girls are absolutely gorgeous! Make the most of them before they grow up! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Karen πŸ™‚ I fully intend to – they really are growing up far too fast for my liking!
      I am frequently tired, that’s just my normal state, but exhausted? Yes, definitely time to listen!

  4. That is the sweetest picture. I love baby heads. I know that sounds weird. But their little heads are so soft and smell so good, and you can often tell exactly what they’re thinking and doing by the position of their heads… Such little sweethearts… And as an oldest child, I can appreciate Miss Ivy’s need to be alone. Those little sisters can be so frustrating! πŸ™‚

    Glad you enjoyed your quiet time. πŸ™‚

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