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We Interrupt Regularly Scheduled Programming

April 24, 2012

They say that you often don’t know the burdens you carry until you put them down.

I knew I was stressed. The stress pressed on me for both internal (choices I’ve made, work I’ve taken on) and external (actions or inactions on the part of others) reasons. I’m not a perfectionist, but I am a big believer in obligations. My word is my reputation. And since I work in a world where reputation is everything, I know the importance of keeping my word — and the damage it can do when I can’t.

I knew the stress was starting to get to me, too. But I didn’t know how much it was getting to me.

Until I decided to finally take a break

And left town.

And work.

And obligations.

I wasn’t sure how well it would work. I just knew I had to try.

My first day away was really just dedicated to travel, so I didn’t expect much. The second morning, I was trying to find my bearings. By the afternoon of the second day, though, I realized that the stress was gone. Peeled off like a wetsuit that had been cutting off my ability to breathe.

It feels good to leave the weight of the world behind.

Unfortunately, that also means that the blog hasn’t been updated and won’t be for a few more days. I’m just having too much fun to stop and focus on photos or writing. No fear, though. I’ll return this weekend, after I’ve had the chance to wade through all the pictures I’ve taken.

Until then, I’m going to allow myself to be stress free. I encourage everyone else to do the same. Put down your burdens and enjoy how much lighter you feel without them.

From → Observations

  1. Meaue permalink

    Have a great relaxing time and be safe – the kids need you!

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