Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Sometimes when you're too close to an object you have difficulty seeing it properly. This is why holidays exist. You're plucked from your little comfort zone and thrown into a totally foreign way of life. One where tea drinking is not high on the list of essentials. I know. Shock horror. But it gives you the chance to put your daily routine into perspective.
Apologies now if you haven't had the chance to take a break from your busy life for the last - oh I dunno know - ten years. That's exactly when I took my last holiday. I'm determined that hell or high water, it won't be another ten years before my next.
Whether swimming in the warm relaxing med sea, or sipping sangria on the sidewalk and watching the sunset, it occured to me that the world hadn't come to an abrupt halt just because Julia Hughes wasn't running the show. In fact, I probably missed work a lot more than work missed me. In truth, some things probably went smoother as a result of my non-interference.
So I've made a small promise to myself. Not to be such an absolute egoist or control freak. To accept that work is always there and always needs to be done but there comes a point in the day when the shop should be shut.
Is it too much to put aside a couple of hours in a day to do something completely non-essential, maybe something completely different, and definitely something fun?
Try it for yourself today. No excuses. Remember: Non-essential. Different. Fun.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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