Did you notice I took a break from my author life last month? I hardly blogged at all, didn’t do much promoting, and also decided to hold off on finishing my Christmas novel (if I pushed it, I could’ve had it done in time). But you know what? It was the best decision for me to slow down the pace for a while.
Why? Because I needed some “me” time to enjoy the season and not have a long task list for a change. Instead of writing, I listened to music, read some books, and enjoyed connecting with family and friends. For the first time in as long as I can remember, I didn’t feel stressed out during the holidays. It was a wonderful and relaxing December. (And that Christmas novel will be even better when it does get published–later this year, for sure!).
It’s amazing how quickly we can become overwhelmed with all we do in life. That’s why it’s important to take a little time off for a “vacation” every once in a while, even if it means putting off some things we really want to accomplish.
Now I’m rejuvenated and ready to move forward again. I’m excited to see what 2016 will bring.
Wishing you all a wonderful New Year filled with at least one or two vacations. (We all need a little “me” time so we can recharge and stay healthy.)