Monday, March 24, 2014

#24 of 31 Slice of Life Slowing Down the Busyness

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Not much adventure here in Brimfield...I spent the day doing some reading to get me ready for my writing.  I don't want to jump into this work thing too quickly.  On top of that, if I got my work done too soon, I'd lose my "Queen of Procrastination" title.  I got in a nap and then went out looking for a place to walk.  

I started out for the Mogadore Reservior, looking for a link up to the Buckeye Trail. After driving some twisty back roads, and turning around a few times, I came upon a chained up entrance to the park.  Darn!  Plan A wasn't going to work.  On to Plan B.

I headed over to Kent State's stadium to check out the trail there.  It winds all the way to campus ~ a nice 1.8 mile walk one way.  It didn't exist when I went to school there.  And even though it was only 30 degrees outside, the shining sun made it a wonderful walk.  Lots of memories came flooding back as I walked the trail.  It's hard to believe it was 30 years ago.  
The walk was just what I needed to slow my mind down and clear my head.  I walked back to the car, promising myself that I'd write for 2 hours tonight.  

Guess what?  It didn't happen.  That's the nice thing about being on Spring Break.  I don't have to follow a schedule.  I got back to my mom and dad's, ate dinner, put on my pajamas, and snuggled into bed, ready to write my SOL.  

I didn't accomplish everything that I wanted to, but that's ok.  I've been working on not being so busy.  I'm getting better and better at it and I'm discovering lots of beautiful places along the way.

8 comments:

  1. You are having the perfect Spring Break - remember, this is YOU time! Enjoy!

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  2. I absolutely love that you are taking time for yourself, your work, your writing, your walks and your adventure, whatever that may be! :)

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  3. I loved seeing the pictures you took along your walk today. I appreciated that you took time to do some things for YOU today. That is truly what spring break is all about -- taking a BREAK! Enjoy your time. I'm excited to be on spring break also. Loving the time to relax a bit and catch up on some reading!!

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  4. That's exactly how spring break should be. Let's work on not being busy.

    Cathy

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  5. You know I'm loving this post, right Julie? Brilliant. Rest up friend. Recharge. No schedules.

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  6. Ahh, time to breathe, time to think, time to be present, time to be! LOVE IT

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  7. I feel a little more relaxed now. Thanks for taking me along for part of your walk. I didn't get to do any of those things today, but it makes me happy to read about them and imagine them.

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