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This wasn’t the article I had planned for today.
The fact is, I’ve been struggling for the last few weeks, trying hard to fill out the editorial calendar. But the words wouldn’t come.
It wasn’t until I was in the middle of my yearly retreat, sitting under a tree during unscheduled time, that the truth hit me: I needed a break. Looking back on the years I have been blogging, I have only taken two breaks. That’s too few.
I gave myself the rest of the week off last week, telling myself that I would be better for it. And the truth is, the words are coming easier today.
It isn’t good to keep working at something all the time. We all need time to sit back, regenerate ourselves, and regroup. It doesn’t just apply to work, or everyday life, but to the things we love to do.
It came back to me for the umpteenth time as I sat listening to an acapella vocalist: the music is as much about the spaces as it is about the notes. There’s a reason, I believe, the planned lack of sound in a musical piece is called a rest.
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