It’s been well over a year since I’ve had a proper vacation. My time off has been spent job hunting, planning an international move and playing host. In the background the war keeps going.

And thus Brad Frost’s A bit of a break hit me:

In September of last year, I dragged my cursor across all of August 2022 in Google Calendar. I gave the calendar entry the title of “Time off?” A year later, I’m actually taking that time off!

I’m taking a break. I need a break. My body needs a break. My mind needs a break. My soul needs a break.

I’m not setting any goals for my break. I’m not trying to accomplish anything. I’m not trying to clear my to-do list. I’m not trying to write a book. I’m not trying to launch a side project. I’m not trying to read a set number of books. I’m just going to be for a while.

I’m only giving myself a week and a half, but it starts tomorrow.

Time to rest.