This week I realised that I needed some time out. I knew it, but it wasn’t until I was standing on the beach with the sand between my toes and the sea breeze hit me like a slap on the face. And a voice inside my head whispered ‘This is what you need’.
It was Melbourne Cup Day, a public holiday (for a horse race!) and a great excuse for a road trip. My good mate Patrick picked me up and we headed to the beach. Not too far along the Great Ocean Road, we stopped at Anglesea, where both of us had spent time during our early years.
It was the perfect day for it and after lunch at The Red Till cafe, we went for a long walk along Anglesea beach. We’ve both been ridiculously busy and it was a much needed break from it all.
It was on the walk that I realised I was in desperate need of some time out. To just stop and be. To breathe in that crisp sea air, to splash around in the shallows and to sit and watch the waves roll in.
On the drive back I decided to take some time out. From this blog, from the pressure of trying to achieve so much every day. It may not seem like it, but there is a hell of a lot of work that goes into this little blogging caper.
Although I only post twice a week on the blog itself, I create ideas and imagery for at least two posts on Facebook and two posts on Instagram per day. Yep, so that’s a minimum of four posts to social media a DAY plus two blog posts per week. That’s a LOT of content and some days it doesn’t come easy.
Being creative is hard going and some days all I want to do is binge watch shows and movies on Netflix. BUT, I do my homework and if I’m lucky I might watch a couple of episodes a week. Of course it’s my own enforced deadlines and my own pressure but I’m trying super hard to build something that is much more than just a blog. And in between all of that I’m trying to be the best Mum and role model to Ava. That’s even harder!
So… I’ve decided to take a little break for a couple of weeks. I’m not sure I can go cold turkey but I just need some time out to breathe. I’d like to go back to the beach and just be, and one of my fave songs by the Foo Fighters keeps coming to mind.
‘It’s times like these, you learn to live again. It’s times like these, time and time again’.
Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in two weeks.