TGIF: Taking a Time Out

desk with a view

It’s been quite a week. In some ways, it was extremely uneventful. I haven’t seen any friends, gone out for any meals or done anything particularly exciting… but that’s mostly because my mind has been elsewhere.

There’s a lot on my plate right now. For starters, there are a couple new opportunities I can’t wait to tell you guys about. One I may be able to share as early as next week, and the other may not come to life until this summer. It’s a gift when one project that excites you seems to just fall into place – let alone two. I’m so excited to get started on them both.

But there are only so many hours in a day; this is a challenge I have faced before, but which seems to be a glaring issue for me right now. On top of my full-time job, this blog and any other writing I do on the side, I’m also at a pivotal point in my recovery. Already this week, I’ve sat in waiting rooms a total of 6 times for 6 different appointments – some treatments, a physical for my claim and then x-rays. No matter how much I pray to the car accident gods (a.k.a. do my exercises, etc.), my right hip is just not getting better – and this week, the appointments and the stress from it all consumed me.

For the past few days, I’ve been toying with the idea of taking a little break from writing here. As a blogger, it’s a decision I think most of us find scary. We feel as though “disappearing” for a week or two will make it look like our blogs are dormant, and we worry that people will stop reading. But one of the things that actually helped me decide to take this break was looking at all of the comments on my last few posts and being reminded of the incredible community we’ve built here. You are all so supportive of me, and of one another, that I don’t think I have anything to worry about when I tell you I need a break.

I just need a couple weeks to focus on my recovery, catch up on some other writing and cross a few things off my ever-growing to-do list. You’ll still be able to find me on Other Voices every Sunday, but things will be quiet on this side of the web for a couple weeks. Thank you so much for understanding, friends. xo

The low of my week was just being uncomfortable and feeling frustrated about it.

The high of my week was being gifted the desk you see in the picture above. I let a friend stay with me for a couple months, and one of the things he did to say thank you was give me his old desk. It’s perfect. (And didn’t I just say that a desk was becoming a necessity?)

A blog post I loved was 30 Financial Milestones You Need to Hit By Age 30 by Bridget. The list isn’t as scary as it might sound, but I’d encourage you to print this post and stick it on your fridge.

Let’s say the best money I spent was $28.25 on groceries last night, because I haven’t spent money on anything else this week. How sad, lol.

My plans this weekend include relaxing tonight, going on some sort of epic adventure with my friend Kasey tomorrow (who is in town from Toronto and on the hunt for her first apartment, yay!) and hanging out with my high school mentee on Sunday.

How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?