Now, I try really hard for balance in life. I work, I teach, and I maintain a home…ok, I didn’t say I do these things well…just that I do them. I’ve learned that there are things that make my life less stressful. I climb mountains, and I drink soothing tea. I mean my tea even tells me these awesome little quotes! Plus, I have hobbies that I’m hoping in time will produce money and get me out from behind a computer working countless hours every week.
However, there are some days that I’m just done. Friday was one of them. A holiday coming up, a day that was twice as busy as I’d planned for, not one, but two virtual meetings. A house full of kids, end of month reports. I always know that the end of the month requires reports…but add a holiday weekend to that, and I was done. I was beyond done. Then, without warning, after a quick 20 minute break where I went and bought my family take out because I couldn’t find time to fix dinner, even though I was working from home…I cracked. I wrote a long, drawn out email to my boss where I stepped down from my position. I stepped away from the computer and I poured myself a drink. (Not the kid friendly kind.)
After a couple of drinks, when my sanity returned, I emailed boss and took it back. Lucky for me, he was very understanding about the whole thing…and told me to have another drink. Sometimes, we really just need a drink!
Now, it’s Sunday, and I’m spending my day on the bed watching Hallmark with a laptop…not working, but reading blogs, something I don’t get to do as much as I’d like! Yay for Sunday!
The moral of the story…take a break when you need it! This is the most useless, best day I’ve had in a very long time!