I’ve been traveling and working hard these last couple of weeks. I was in Raleigh, N.C. to attend the Institute for Challenging Disorganization’s annual conference which was, in a word, fantastic. (If somewhat exhausting.)
I took a couple of days before that to hang out and shop with my friend, Geralin Thomas, which was amazing. (Thank you, Geralin, for your week-long hospitality!)
Then I came home and hit the ground running, working and trying to catch up. And today I’m leaving again.
After I attend Harold L. Taylor’s time-management seminar sponsored by NAPO St. Louis this morning, I head to the airport to travel to Nashville to have some more quality hanging out time.
I’ll be with three buddies from college. Two of us (and I’m not one of them) will be running a half marathon. Two of us will be at the finish line cheering them on. We have no other plans besides catching up and enjoying one another’s company.
Earlier this week, the fact that I was leaving again so soon felt like planning insanity. But this morning, in spite of the fact that I need to leave in an hour and haven’t showered or packed, I’m delighted.
Because it’s important to take time out for ourselves. It’s important to have the chance to catch up with long-standing friends. (At my age, I don’t say “old friends” anymore.) If I focused on all the work I have to get done and just kept on that hamster wheel, I wouldn’t be very happy. Or fun.
When I get back on Monday, I have a very full week. But I’ll be better for having taken some time off. I hope you have as great a weekend as I plan to have!