Last weekend I packed up my belongings, and headed off to Charleston with David and a couple of other friends. When we got back, I had built in a couple extra days for a stay-cation, and I basically bummed around Raleigh, reading lots of books and catching up with friends.
I know that I’ve said before how pointless I think it is for people to talk about how stressed/busy they are, and to some extent I kind of feel like a tool talking about how much I needed this downtime, but you guys, I SO NEEDED this downtime. I didn’t even realize how wound up I was until about day 3, otherwise known as the day when I kept crying for no apparent reason. Working 12 – 14 hour days for the last, oh, month really took its toll. That’s why freelance is great. I can go through that craziness, and then take a week off and come back feeling like balance has been restored.
I was a little worried that stay-cationing wouldn’t feel very relaxing for me, as I work from home, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. I stayed off the computer as much as possible, and did things I wouldn’t normally do during the day, like napping, and having coffee with friends. I also spent four hours deep cleaning my apartment. Something may be wrong with me, because that is the most surefire way I know to get myself to relax.
Anyway, I’m back now, and looking forward to what the upcoming months are going to bring. Something tells me it’s going to be good.