I have a confession to make. There are a million things I should be doing right now … cleaning the house, putting away laundry, going through the massive backlog of items I need to create listings for on Amazon, working on my new book…to name just a few.
But, do you want to know what I’m doing right now? Nothing. And it’s glorious! I’m sitting in a quiet living room and drinking a cup of uninterrupted coffee.
Here’s the thing:
I know how blessed I am to have three kind and spirited children and to be busy with their different school and sports schedule. And I know that I am beyond blessed to be able to be at home for them and able to devote 100% of my focus on them all or individually whenever I want or need to.
But, sometimes I just need to take a break from taking care of everyone else and actually finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold.
And I know how blessed I am to have the kind of job that I have. The kind of job that lets me be here with my family, lets me enjoy this alone cup of coffee, and still pays more than most jobs I could be doing and have done in the past. And I know that I am beyond blessed to have a job that I truly love. I am not exaggerating when I say that I actually look forward to Monday mornings so I can get back out there and hit the thrift stores. I love the excitement of finding treasures and the thrill of the hunt. And I love sharing my days with all of you.
But, here is the honest truth …even though it is fun work it is still work. Sometimes I need a break from hauling boxes up and down stairs, listing products, and my least favorite part: prepping them for shipping. (those sticky tags are my worst enemy most days). Sometimes I need to blow work off in favor of my own needs and not the needs of others. Even if just for a little while.
So, for the next half hour I’m going to watch some trashy TV, drink my (still hot coffee), and recharge my batteries. And I’m going to enjoy every second of it!
What nice thing are YOU doing for yourself today?