A little bit late to the party this month but I still wanted to join Anne’s Currently in September Link-up. August was filled with lots of hustle. At least the first two weeks. Then I had a two week vacation. Much needed. So overall August seemed to have flown by in a blink. I fear September will be similar.
It does look like summer is over and fall is already beginning. It has been cold in the mornings (12°C). A bit foggy at times, and the air smells different. I have re-discovered my lovely water bottle and have spent snuggling up with it more than once. I have sat on the balcony with a blanket and a steaming cup of tea. Very soon it is too cold to read outside in my morning. I have seen the first mushrooms and I may need to go forage some elderberries before they are all gone.
My two week long vacation is ending. Tomorrow I am back at the desk. Have to get through emails, catch up on things and even travel. The vacation was a much needed time out. It was wonderful, relaxing, quiet and regenerating. We ate good food, drank even better tea and read a lot. We went for walks and we even made it to the spa. I hit the sauna on 4 days and I have missed it so very much. We also had a few cultural excursions and visited a museum and an old castle. Overall it was a wonderful vacation and I might have shed a tear or two when we had to check out of our little holiday home.
Not having to work. Yes that is something I discovered. But what now? It is not optional to never work again. So I may have to look at other things I am loving. Here is a list:
- Egg Benedict – things you eat on vacation only
- My snuggly blanket
- Salty Popcorn
- Mornings on my balcony
- A good cup of coffee
- A good nights sleep
- Hugs from the Husband
- Moms “Hefeklöse” – haven’t had any in ages
- Days without migraines
- Hearing the wind in tree leaves
- A clean office – not that I have had that since 2015
My battles. Ok, now that sounds harsh. Let me explain. In the last weeks before vacation I have tried to do so much, to work more, to learn more, to read more, to change more, just never being satisfied. Or never being able to breath with all requirements. What did it give me? Migraines. Of course. I know my triggers. But I have ignored them. I know my coping mechanisms. But didn’t work with them. So for the rest of the year I really need to pick better. On were to spend my energy. On what projects getting done. On what to-dos I am able to cross of my many lists. On what social gatherings I am attending – not that there are many during a pandemic. I need to get back to a better eating habit, a better sleeping habit and a more structured daily routine. All things I know. All things I really don’t want to do – until it is too much and I suffer from week long attacks. So yes I need to pick my battles more carefully.
I wish I’d be able to post more on the blog. While I am pretty good and consisting this year I wish I was having time to do more of my creative posts. A little something I crafted or a new recipe. I have a list of things I want to share but I can’t find time or inner peace to sit down and do it. Here are a few things I have on my mind
- Homemade granola bars
- 25 things about me as a reader
- DIY Jackson Pollock t-shirt
- Easy chocolate pancakes
Anything you would love to read about? Otherwise I will save it all up for the upcoming NaBloPoMo. Yes I plan on posting daily in November again. It is always lots of fun and I know San is already going so who else?
So much for today. Have a lovely Sunday