There are some months where I honestly cannot find a spare minute to slow down. The entire month of January I felt as though I was in go-go-go mode. Photo shoots, TV appearances, cooking demos, business travel, and events all the way across the country left me feeling drained and exhausted.
Sometimes I need to remind myself to slow down, take a break, and just enjoy the fruits of my labour. After stumbling off the plane on Thursday night (after being away for over seven days), there was no doubt in my mind this Muskoka getaway was just what I needed. Time away with friends. Time away with J. Time away to relax.
Lately I have been struggling with this whole idea of life/work balance. I enjoy my work so much that sometimes it finds a way to become deeply rooted into my everyday life. Checking emails before bed. Taking client calls during dinner. Responding to requests well after my office has “closed.” I’ve let this become the norm. I’ve allowed myself to become so submerged into my work that sometimes the line gets blurry. But at the same time, I love what I do. Most of the time it doesn’t feel like work. It’s not very often you hear people say that; so why shouldn’t I work hard at a job I love! #Torn
I do, however, recognize when I need some time off, and this was most certainly one of those times. I haven’t truly enjoyed quality time-off since my trip to Jamaica, so this was long overdue. Mixing in a little fun now-and-then never hurt anyone… and I couldn’t think of a better place to enjoy nature, silence, and a space to disconnect than in Muskoka.