Running Out of Steam

It's about that time of the year when I start longing for a break and quiet days in front of the fire. Days when it's snowing and the roads are so horrible there's no choice but to stay home, watch Netflix, and do nothing.
Many of us hustle to make ends meet and realize our aspirations. I've certainly been pushing and at the same time feel like I haven't done enough. If I look back, I'm proud of what I accomplished but also want to do so much more.
With Fall around the corner, it means the last days on the flower farm are near. It also means summer vacations are over and prep for winter and the holidays are the priority. The garden weeding can stop, but cutting back fading growth begins. Wood needs to be stacked for the fireplace. Ornaments and gift pieces are the focus in the studio, all while trying to catch a breath and make sure I'm ready for the last few markets of the year.
I haven't taken time off since March. I crave a few days away...a hot tub to soak in, a good book, and time to recharge. As of now, it will have to wait until the end of December and then I'll schedule a few weeks of nothing. I do have a hard time sitting still and I'm sure I will find plenty to do, but if I make a point of putting it in my calendar, I'll make it happen. And knowing a few down days are coming might be enough to get me through the next few months with enough energy to keep pushing forward to reach my goals.

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