I PROMISE YOU I am doing all of these things right now.
In fact – this post is kind of coming to you from the beyond (not actually). You see, I found this little ditty before I left for my trip and thought it was too good not to share for this weeks Words of Wisdom – (seemed so timely as I’m sipping pinas on the beach). So I scheduled it before leaving Van. I assure you that at the very moment that you’re reading this, I likely have no idea that it is even Wednesday at all.
FOR THE FIRST TIME in a year and a half (since starting my career) I’m unplugging. No emails. No work. Just total relaxation and sunshine.
It’s funny – we always talk about work/life balance and I truly feel like I have that. So when it occurred to me that this is actually the first time in a year and a half that I’m disconnecting from my job (and I mean like even including weekends and the bazillion other mini-vacays I’ve taken this year) I started to question how that could be. For me – it came down to two simple things:
1. Do what you love, love what you do. Work only feels like work if you hate it – and I don’t hate anything about what I do. It just feels natural and fun to do it whenever.
2. Work life balance isn’t 9-5. For me it’s living in work and working in life.When you need to be on, you’re on – and then you create the space to put the email down even if it’s at 1 O’clock on a Tuesday.
That said – I’m officially taking a true, completely unplugged beach vacation. And if this post is any indication – it could not be coming at a better time.
OKAY – THIS IS A LITTLE late but hey, better than never right? I had the most wonderous time in Tofino with the Amodeos! They have always been like a second family to me and when you live on the … Continue reading →