A Break

Posted On May 24, 2024

Photo by Michele Venne

For the first time in 5 months, I get a workday off! Actually, it’s mostly 3 days. And, of course, I promptly filled the time. Today, I splurged on some self-care. Tomorrow, I’ll connect with people I haven’t seen for a while. Two of them are going through tough times, and our point of connection is gone. I likely won’t see them for a long time. I’m braving downtown on Sunday for Fan Fusion. (Wish me luck to find a parking space.) Monday has the possibility of a client, but likely not. Tuesday I get to return to an art studio with a friend to glaze our pottery pieces. And Wednesday? Well, Wednesday it’s back to business.

I hope to touch on all the parts of my life during my time away from clients. Relaxed mornings with Holly. Check in with friends. Reorganize and reschedule my writing projects. Add to my creative well by observing others living their creative lives (Cosplay, etc.) and dabbling in a medium I haven’t played with in 10 years. I think it will be time (and life) well spent.

I hope to get the math workbook back from the beta reader soon. I have pockets of time where I’ll be filling pages in my spiral notebook to finish the flash fiction stories for MV2 so I can publish it. My narrator finished the audiobook for The Stalker, so I have the admin task of uploading it to various platforms. And there’s a handful of life tasks I would like to check off, because there are always more waiting to jump on the to-do list.

My goal is to relax… to just spend time in the present, wherever I am and whoever I’m with… to clear items from my list… to reacquaint myself with my writing projects… to enjoy nature before the outside becomes an oven. What do you do when you get a break?

Written by Michele Venne

Writer of immersive and intriguing stories.

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