Summer: write or take a break?


Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. 
 Ovid

Summer may be a time for writers to play catch-up. I know I've got a few projects I'm tempted to complete since I'm not homeschooling. But I will keep my writing schedule light through June and July in order to rest. In August, I will begin in earnest to get into a good routine. 

Rest has not been in my vocabulary for 30 years. I am a go-getter by nature. But as I get older, I am finding the importance of not just finding time, but allowing myself time.

The last couple of weeks, I regularly drove by a sea of white flowers next to a church. I was drawn to them but never stopped since I was "in a hurry". 

Yesterday, I drove by them again. In my rear view mirror, the vehicle behind me turned around and quickly parked. Out jumped a little girl. She ran over to this enchanting sight, laughing and skipping through the milky-white field.

We all know we're supposed to stop but we don't. We have to do it on purpose.

If you're feeling a tug to take a break, don't be afraid to follow your instincts. 

How about it? Do you have plans to take a break this summer? 

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After raising and homeschooling her 8 children and teaching art classes for 10 years, Kathy has found time to pursue freelance writing. You can find her passion to bring encouragement and hope to people of all ages at When It Hurts http://kathleenmoulton.com

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy,
    Although this is not relevant at this time for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere as we're in the middle of winter, I don't ever take a break from my writing apart from the occasional day and most Sundays. I find if I do take a week off, it takes me another three weeks to get back into routine.

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  2. That happens to me, too, Shirley. We're all different and have different schedules. Whatever is working for us! Thanks for your comment.

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