Will you hold me accountable? After 2.5 years of go, go, go I decided I needed a pause.
A pause from the endless Instagram scroll causing imposter syndrome, a pause from bringing my MacBook on every vacation, and a pause from the endless marketing rut I am finding myself in.
So… I am off to “Take a break! Run away with us for (Christmas), let’s go upstate. We can all go stay with my father. There’s a lake I know. In a nearby park…” 🎶
I really hope you didn’t leave me hanging there. Hamilton anyone? No? Ok moving on.
There was a purpose to this (although I really do just genuinely love talking in musicals).
In case you haven’t heard, after 2.5 years with RRC, I am taking a sabbatical THE WHOLE MONTH OF DECEMBER *insert feelings of excitement, stress, overwhelm, and peace*
If you’re thinking to yourself HOW; you’re not alone. I wrote this post + recorded a YouTube video all about:
– WHAT I WANT MY DECEMBER SABBATICAL TO LOOK LIKE
– WHAT I WANT TO GET OUT OF IT?
– AND HOW?!
If you are wondering about the practicalities of taking such an adventure away from your business for an extended period of time, read on…
Ok now on to the big question… how will I *actually* make this happen.
I was reading this verse in Ecclesiastes “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: … A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;” LOL A time to refrain from embracing #Covid2020. Ok, bad joke. But this is my season of rest. I am nervous, grateful, and EXPECTANT.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”— Matthew 11:28-30
This matters because I want to stop comparing and copying. I want fresh, creative ideas going forward in my business.
This means I trust God with my business and to provide for us.
If I don’t take it I lose a time to fully enjoy and be present with my family + I lose the experience of a month of IG.
Run IF WANT, but bring skis to go XC skiing
Nurture my mind and heart through daily word and prayer, find creative outlets at least once a week
No IG or FB, set up email signature
• Turning off all device notifications, except those needed for your time away
• Remove work-related apps from all your devices
• Auto-deleting incoming email to work accounts
Plan fun activities in MSP for me and Sam, see friends, Wild game with dad, ski with sam, games with Reads