Today I took a short day trip to San Juan Capristrano. It’s one of the 23 missions here in Cali along or close the coastline that were built by the Spanish missionaries and colonists way back when. And I can’t recall ever having gone to a missionary prior to today, but it was such a wonderful and relaxing experience. To be able to get away from the city for a few hours and enjoy the splendor of natural beauty and historical architecture was just wonderful.
I needed this. This break. These moments away from the demands of life, whether they be demands I placed on myself or that others have placed on me, it’s refreshing to escape.
So I did.
And I enjoyed it. And I felt completely inspired and uplifted just walking among the flowers, watching the few swallows fly by. I felt… rejuvenated.
I needed that. We need that. I can’t think of a single reason why we hustlin’ women should avoid these opportunities. We need these elements in our lives just as much as the next hard working person. And we need to remind ourselves to take those moments to stop, escape and find time rejuvenate. Burnout is not cute or rewarding.
Caught up… mostly. I feel like I’d be completely caught up if I removed everything off my plate. No looming website that needs to be completed, no overdue resume and cover letter for a friend I promised. No personal portfolio that needs to be recreated for me. I want to get it all done and clear of my plate. I want to start this new chapter with a clean slate.
I had some stuff for my real estate client I was able to push out in four days despite her postponing the project for two weeks. I wanted it completed and done it so I did it. I got it over with.
Just as I want everything else.
I want to get back to reading books monthly. Meeting with friends after work…I which I did schedule for next Friday. (Whoop, whoop. Happy to be acting my age once again.) Taking classes and courses. Fine tuning a craft or hobby. I need to throw myself at myself. I need to make time for me-like activities. Work and working on the dream is fine and dandy, but I also need to avoid burning out. And I think my removing these last few pending tasks will help me get there.
So, that’s my goal this week. Clearing off my plate so I can create me time activities.