Slow Down…

This has been a whirlwind week. Oh, wait – who am I kidding? It has been a whirlwind month, quarter, year… all of it. I often have to stop myself and remind myself to just take it all in.

Last night, while waiting for photos to export from Lightroom (which is as exciting as watching paint dry), I realized I haven’t knit anything in at least two weeks. So I picked up my February Lady Sweater and made a few rounds on my sleeve. It felt good to just stop and knit.

Today, after I mail out some DVDs and finish uploading some photos, I’m going to do just that. I’m packing up the wool and heading over to Twisted Yarns. I’m going to force myself to just be in the moment for a few hours. Not racing ahead, thinking of everything else I need to do, but to just be.

Then I’ll come home, prep for tomorrow’s wedding (the daughter of the owner of Twisted Yarns is getting married!) and pack for my trip on Sunday. I’m going to Mexico, to a hacienda that our workshop is taking over. We’ll have the whole place to ourselves. The internet access is limited, so for several days I’ll be forced to just stop, and to take it all in.

I look forward to returning home refreshed, recharged, and I expect quite rejuvenated. I can’t begin to tell you how much I need it.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.