I write this blog post while staring out the window to the
vast Dartmoor landscape, moors expanding on for what seem like forever. The
wind is blowing heavily against the window, there’s a heavy fog settling in and
the internet service is really quite terrible here.
I came with Gary a few days ago so he could visit his
family, and we’ve been enjoying this time away from the hustle and bustle of
our usual city setting. It’s been wonderful to be honest (apart from said
shoddy internet) and I’ve managed to finally get a little more rest than usual.
I’ve still been working while here, designing many headers
and things for people, building up our #GirlGang and attempting to keep up with
blogging. But I’ve found it much easier to make time for myself too. Taking
time away from my phone and laptop (okay forced to, again… terrible internet) has
been so good for me. I’ve managed to breathe, enjoy downtime with Gary and
indulge in little things I don’t usually have time for at home like sleeping
in, reading or going for a walk. And when I’ve returned to work after these
little hours away, I’ve found myself SO much more productive anyway! The breaks
seem to really rejuvenate my inspiration and motivate me to do more in shorter
I don’t doubt as soon as I get home, it’ll be all manic
again, and that’s okay. I have so many upcoming plans for the #GirlGang;
including the first newsletter which I hope to get out around Tuesday/Wednesday.
But I also really hope I can take back with me this small lesson learned; breaks are fucking needed. Maybe this will help me create a new schedule for
myself. One that doesn’t include working until 4/5am and then being up again at
8:30am. *Sidenote* I actually calculated last week that I had around 30 hours
sleep. 30 HOURS. I’ll leave you to wonder about how good my eyes looked.
I feel like this was the perfect start to December, taking
this trip. I did question whether I should come at all with Gary; I worried
about my work schedule. But I feel 100% sure I’d have worked myself into the
ground if I hadn’t. I have so many awesome plans for this month, but probably
not many worth mentioning. Some are big and fun #GirlGang stuff which you can
all read about in the newsletter (go sign up here), but most are just simple
things like putting up the Christmas decorations, spending time with family,
creating some cute DIY gifts for people and planning out 2016.
I’ve already achieved so many of my goals for this year, I’m
excited to share a post on how it all went; so this will come soon. Maybe in
the next week or so. It’s a great motivator!
Anyway, I’m off to a Christmas market now and to wander
around taking photographs of pretty things. I hope you’re all having an amazing
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