I’m getting back on the hamster wheel and heading back to work tomorrow after having enjoyed this past week of vacation. It will be an adjustment settling back into corporate life.
This week has been jam-packed full.
To start it off we enjoyed a fun visit from son, daughter-in-love, and grandson.
Grandma and Grandpa had a blast playing with our three-year-old grandson, Jaxon!
The weather cooperated and we were able to be outside in the sunshine making memories every day. It was a week filled with the beach, wading pool, balls, sidewalk chalk, play-doh, coloring books, puzzles and more fun than I’ve had in a long time.
Our family time went by all-too-quickly.
Since Tuesday I have been sequestered upstairs in my office working on rewrites of my memoir; I received my comprehensive edit feedback from my editor last weekend. The thing about trying to write a book while still working full-time is time becomes a precious commodity and one has to strike when the iron is hot, so to speak. So for much of the past five days I’ve been planted here:
It’s a mess – I know. Notes, reference books, everywhere; dog beds by my side (though Chelsea spent most of the time sitting in my lap); Gumby, Pokey and Mrs. Potato Head keeping a watchful eye; and hour after hour of revising.
The manuscript is being tightened up, restructured somewhat, more detail added in some places, and fluff removed in others.
I forced myself to walk away from the manuscript at regular points throughout each day to go out and enjoy a few moments of sunshine with the girls. It was so nice to be working at home and have the freedom to step out for a solar break every so often. I also stopped working at a certain point in the afternoon every day and headed out to the lawn swing to relax with a book, to tend to my flowers, or play with the girls. Again, it’s a blessing to have the freedom to make my own hours.
It’s been a bit of a working vacation for me but it’s been well worthwhile. Am I looking forward to heading back to my regular job tomorrow?
No, not so much.