My Mental Holiday

Bird Prints on Lake Ice, 2012

I worked too much last year.  I did a full-time job where I wrote technical policy reports.  I did a side contract where I wrote a technical policy report on my days off.  I wrote monthly posts for my non-profit organization on my Sundays.  I am mentally exhausted, spent, warn out!

I want more pleasure in my life; more time off; more down time.  I have been off work for almost two weeks now, and while I have been busy, I have been busy doing things that do not feel like work.  I decorated the house for Christmas.  I made a gingerbread fortress from scratch.  I wrapped gifts, made cards, and visited family.  I have cooked meals, done laundry, bought groceries and organized shelves.  I have played board games, walked in white snow, taken photos, and Deer, Huntsville, Ontario 2012stayed up late watching the former TV series, Battlestar Galattica.  I have gone to bed late, woken up without a clock, and spent half-days in my jammies.  It has been grounding; it has been relaxing; it has been deliciously lazy.

Next week, I will start a new job that promises to be all consuming.  BUT for a few more days, I am holding the world at bay.  For a few more days, I am going to luxuriate in this place of timelessness.  For a few more days, I am going to enjoy the pleasure of being in the moment; being present in my body; being focussed on the present.  For a few more days, I am going to simply be.

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About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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10 Responses to My Mental Holiday

  1. I hope you get the most out of these last days of rest! And I also hope your new job is something you can enjoy, wether by itself or because of the perks it comes with. xx

  2. that sounds wonderful! i hope you completely enjoy!

  3. Sounds like the perfect, and well deserved, holiday… All the best for the next challenge :)

    • kp says:

      It felt like it…Usually I worry about wasting my holiday time; not doing something special with it, but this year, this lazy time felt just right!!! Ans thank you for your good wishes!!

  4. A perfect description of perfect relaxation. Your well was filled, too. :)

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