The weather has been absolutely gorgeous! It has been very mild here. But I really haven’t taken the time to enjoy this unusually mild start to winter, and I should. Winters are long in Upstate New York, and I should be out taking in the fresh air and soaking up whatever Vitamin D nature feels like supplying.
But I haven’t.
Instead, I have been up early every morning. 4:30 am to be precise, trying to squeeze a few extra hours into already long days. I have taken a couple of freelance jobs, which I love, but the seasonal craziness, and the normal hustle of laundry, preparing meals, kids sporting events, running errands, and tend to a million small tasks that have me running around in a self-inflicted frenzy.
Basically just getting through each day.
It’s a fine balance, this working-from-home stuff. And lately I feel the scales have been tipped, into an unfavorable direction.
Yesterday, while driving home from the mall I decided I was blowing off the rest of the day.
I wasn’t going to attend the webinar that was going to teach me how to manage multiple Facebook pages.
I wasn’t going to wrap gifts.
I wasn’t going to mop the floors.
I unloaded the car, grabbed my camera and headed back outside.
The to-do list could wait.
This. This is what I needed.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
–Henry David Thoreau