Any reason for a break is good enough. Let’s face it! But the BEST five I’ve discovered are …
(1)YOU NEED A BREAK!
In this crazy world of busy-ness, it’s so nice to STOP and take a breath! Last month, just before I went on my break, was one of the craziest I’ve had in a long time. Some ‘good crazy’, some not good. Hey, you say, what’s so different to anyone else? Nothing really! Your life might be crazier or more ordered than mine. And that’s fine! Really! It’s just that I know I needed a break!
(2) WHEN EVERYTHING IS ANNOYING!
Somewhere, a long time ago, someone said that if everyone or everything around you is annoying you, it’s not them or those things. It’s YOU! It’s showing you need a break! Well, guess what….
(3) CURVED BALLS
I KNOW they are not meant to be caught! Honest! If I could have dropped them, ducked them, run away, or hidden I would have! But that’s life! And with a few serious hard pitches in my direction I reckoned fresh air in a different space was a darn good idea. So recently when I headed ‘down south’, I was still in touch with all the balls I’d had to catch, but I got some head space and a fresh perspective.
…in the best sense of the word! I booked and planned and looked forward to my Winter’s Writers’ Retreat months ago! Naturally, this was the ultimate, greatest reason to get away from it all! It meant I was focussed on my favourite thing to do. Write!
(5) TO MEET NEW PEOPLE
Whether it’s a retreat or a get-away, there’s new faces: Other writers on a retreat; the cashier in the newsagent where I found a crazy flamingo box for my granddaughter’s birthday dress (which I’ve yet to make) or the lovely dress shop lady I chatted with for a few minutes when visiting Margaret River…
… are all perfect reasons to …
GET AWAY FROM IT ALL ,
gather new perspectives and
come home refreshed!