I’m on vacation this week.
My husband and I, and his two grown children have come to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where we get the opportunity to hike some of the Appalacian Mountains. It’s one of my favorite things to do, as it has been my dream for years, to hike the entire Appalacian Mountains one day.
This is Brad and me in December 2011, just after we got married. We came to the Appalacian Mountains then, too, and stayed at the same place we are staying now. It’s nice to see it in two different seasons.
I have looked forward to this vacation for quite some time now, as I have been very busy at work and home, and have had little time for rest. And I’m not talking about the 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, I’m talking about the time to stop everything, reflect and reevaluate “stuff” in your life. It’s good to do this from time to time, but it’s even better if you live in a constant state of that kind of rest. It’s funny, but that is a lot of what project whitespace is about, “rest”, but it seems I have gone in and out of it for the past few months.
I think I have gotten so determined to build this blog, find it’s audience and DO something with it, that I have lost some of the value of why I started it in the first place: whitespace. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I’m doing with this blog, the people I’m meeting, and where I (hope) I am headed. But it seems that along the way, I need to center in more on the “rest” part of whitespace. The reflection. And writing is definitely a way that I reflect. So, while I’m on vacation this week, I am going to “reflect” in front of you with my writing. I hope you don’t mind.
Resting, time for reflection, reevaluation and relaxing, is one of the most important things we can do for the health of our bodies, souls and minds. Have you made time to do this for yourself? Do you ever get so caught up in something you are doing that you forget to pause and reflect?