I can only take it so long. I like sports. I like watching my kids play sports. I even enjoy participating, but I can only take so much football…and then I have to walk away.
Today was Super Bowl 51. I watched for a while, but then I had to get up and do something else. I’m not sure why I get bored, but maybe I just heard something else calling. It’s been calling for a while…a blank canvas. It’s been sitting in my office next to my desk, but since I’ve been rebuilding my website, I haven’t had free time to paint for fun. Work first, then play. Right? Yes…and no. It is important to get work done before I go play, but there also comes a point when I need to take a little break and play for a bit. I read an article a while back about a designer that works for 5 years, then takes a year off to travel, relax and recharge. What a strange concept, except that my church does it, too, for staff members. Work 7 years, then take a 3 month sabatical. Pretty spiffy idea, I’d say.
What do you need to walk away from for a bit? What recharges your batteries? The painting to the right is what came out of my fun painting session today. It’s not done, but I’m liking the progress.
Make it a beautiful day, friends.
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