Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sometimes, a Vacation is in Order

As I told you guys yesterday, my husband & I just returned from vacation.  From mid-week last week through mid-week this week, we've been hanging out in St. Thomas at the all inclusive resort, Sugar Bay.

It. Was. Lovely.  And needed.  Sometimes life can get so stressful when there's one resident in the family & one girl with 3 jobs.  At times I can feel so jaded & life start to feel stagnant.  Does anyone else start to feel this way?  Day after day of working & keeping up a house & it seems like nothing ever really changes & you're just working for nothing?  When I start to feel like this, I know it's time for a vacation.

I came from a family who took regular vacations.  We went camping for a week every single year when I was growing up.  We also took bigger vacations including cruises, and trips to Arizona to visit grandparents, and trips to Disney & Chicago & such.  I was so lucky!  My parents always said that you work so that you can go on vacation.  Pretty true that is :)

So while we wont be doing big trips like this one every year, I do think it's important to take regular time-outs from everyday life to take vacations.  Even smaller ones like the ones we've taken to Traverse City can help.  I don't really know for certain what it is, but going away helps to free your mind from all of the repetitive days & thoughts that go along with them.  All the worries that you get into a rut of worrying go away when you're on vacation.  Then, at least for me, most of the time, you feel better when you go back to work.  More ready to work hard, more ready to get things done & make the most of your time in the office.

So now I'm back, I'm renewed, & I'm ready to get down to business... which is good, because I have a lot of work ahead of me!  The holidays are coming up, which I'm hoping will be a big time for my shop. (Psst!  If you haven't seen them yet, I announced my buy-by dates in order to have your purchase from my shop arrive before Christmas!  Check them out here)  I also have my first two craft fairs coming up.  One the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Flint Handmade Holiday Craft Market

And one two weeks after that


So there's still SO much to do for those.  I'm also hoping to bring you guys some more crafts & holiday related posts in the next couple of months, which I haven't done as much lately since I've been focusing much of my craft time on working races & working on my books.  There are also a few small changes happening in my full time job, so I have some work ahead of me with that as well.

So much work & hope for good things on the horizon!  I'm totally recharged though & ready to share with you all!  I hope you'll stick around to join me ;)

Check out my facebook page today, I have a question for you about vacations... it's a question some friends were talking about while we were in St. Thomas....
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