Each of us is a vessel, a conduit, bringing our own unique talent to the world — whatever that may be. But it's hard to pour out anything to share with the world when your vessel is empty. Sometimes you need to allow yourself time to rest and recharge — and refill.
How does one refill? I believe it's by engaging in whatever allows YOU to find enjoyment and a sense of self. Whether that's gardening, photography, listening to music, going for a hike, taking a vacation or taking time to reconnect with good friends, refilling the vessel is different for each person.
So, if you're feeling a bit harried, take a break. Then you'll come back to the work you need to do with fresh eyes and new ideas. And if that means taking a month away from your blog, I believe the people who care about what you have to say will still be here to listen ... when you're ready to speak.
Thanks for listening, er, reading. And if the gauge on your vessel is getting near empty, take time to engage in what you love and start refilling it today.
How's the level on your vessel today? How do you refill? Do you feel guilty when you take a break to recharge? Please share your thoughts and observations in the Comments below.
P.S. to my writer friends: The long-overdue grammar/writing blog is now up. Please check out my first post.