Settling in for the long haul

I’ve just returned home from my fifth and final trip to New Brunswick this summer (well, since the last week in May).  I feel fortunate to have been able to spend so much time with my family – my niece in particular as her being in NB was a large part of why I went so often – but I also feel somewhat exhausted and in need of a ‘me’ vacation.  (Something I don’t think I’ll be able to take until December.)  Because of all of the wonderful time I spent with my family my time at home was little but work, work, and more work.  And now that I’m back, work of a greater intensity is about to begin, which is awesome for my bank account but I’m a little hesitant of how it will be for my soul/spirit/self (whatever you choose to call it).  I’m determined to impress myself with stellar efficiency and time management skills and just breeze through it all with energy and poise!

The state of busyness these past few days balancing family time, preparations for fall work, and finishing the first wave of revisions on my novel has left no time for contemplation or moments of silence  – well, I suppose to be more accurate have left no time.  Which is also why it’s been several days since I’ve had a new post.

I’m excited about the days ahead though. I know they’ll be busy, I know they’ll be tiring, I know part of me will wish for the flexibility I enjoyed this summer and wish I’d taken more advantage of that flexibility, but I also I know I can look back on these past few months and feel a sense of pride – I was successful in devoting quality time to three very important areas of my life – my family, my profession, and my creativity.

For those who were daily readers, my new goal is to post 3-4 times a week: I look forward to what insights and incidents this new phase of my life will bring!

Dear readers – how is the fall shaping up for you?  Will life carry on or do you also have some significant changes that will alter the course of your day to day existence?  Let me know! 🙂

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