I need a break.

Quite honestly, I need a break.

Things have been going really well for me lately, but I feel like I need a break.  I’ve been going since… …. …. probably the start of my last year of school, September 2010.  It is now two years later, and I feel like I need a break.

Luckily, we have a vacation coming up right away here. Four of us have rented a cabin for the first week of October, in BC.  I am very excited about it.  It should be nice and quiet and relaxing.  So, my plan is to “take a break” until we come back from BC, at Thanksgiving.  We’ll see how well I do- going to art school has pretty much obliterated my ability to sit still.  What will I do with all that time off?  You know, it’s funny, I always feel better when I’m busy- sitting still makes me antsy.  Side effects of my BFA, I guess.

I’m still bringing some things to work on, reading (for pleasure, I swear!), and I’ve already packed some embroidery supplies and drawing gear.  I’m also going to bring my MP3 recorder and my camera, which has video.  Forcing myself to do nothing for a week won’t turn out well, I think.  But the things I’m packing are not related to my practice or my career.  Just some things to play with, so we’ll see what happens.  (I may or may not post anything here about it…!)

I’m sure I’ll be more than ready to get back at it when I come back.  Two weeks off from my practice will be huge!  It will be a challenge to take the time off, which means I’m loving what I do.  On a side note, I was talking to someone today, talking about the barometer I use to see if I’m doing what I should be doing- I ask myself, if I won the lottery, what would I change about my life? If the answer is nothing (or not much), I’m doing well, I’m doing what I should be doing.  Honestly, I would probably buy a car, and do some travelling, but that’s probably the only thing that would really change (although I know that speculation is  lot different than if it actually happened). Point is, I’m happy with things as they are, although there’s always room to grow.

Anyway, I’m signing off now, for at least two weeks.  Oh, except if the interview I did for Shaw TV today is posted.  I might post about that.  I’m going to relax, and enjoy the vacation.  See you in a couple of weeks!

(Yes, that is a spooky picture of a cemetery at night.  Where even the crosses have ghosts, and it looks like there’s a seance or something going on on the right side.)

2 Replies to “I need a break.”

  1. You deserve a break Jen, have a good one. It’s always good to remove yourself from daily pressures but more so from self imposed pressures.

    Take lots of walks and don’t forget to breath.

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