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after a long absence, I return

Goodness gracious, it has been a long time since I’ve posted. When I decided to take a few days off from blogging and social media around the holidays, I certainly didn’t imagine I would be MIA until late February. I don't think I'd fully grasped the depth of my exhaustion when I first realized I needed a break. I gave myself permission to rest for the remainder of the month, but with all the holiday things, when January came I was still very much in need of more rest. Now, I’m back. Well rested and with...

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biggest lesson of 2016

a photo of me, a coloring book, and the christmas tree

December Reflections: day 11. My biggest lesson for this year has been one I've cycled through all year long, which is not allowing myself to rest when I need to rest. I realized this weekend that I'm exhausted. I need a vacation- not from work- but from what I expect of myself. I'm giving myself that vacation for the rest of the year. A vacation from feeling like I'm never doing enough, from chasing a feeling of being enough through doing enough. I'm making a commitment to notice when I am doing something just for the sake of...

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