We all have them -those times when our spark fades. When it feels like you've just drained out, mentally and physically? Not just when your creativity takes a break, but when your joy does, too. When you feel like you've lost your way, you've fallen off the path and into the rut beside it. When you feel like your life is living you instead of the other way around.
Do you ever just take the time to recharge? Well, that's what I did last week.
Not that I wasn't busy. I worked harder than I have in a long time.
I got my summer garden relocated and set up and almost completely planted.
I did all of the spring yardwork.
I did total spring cleaning in my house - from the baseboards up to the ceiling fans.
I cleaned the garage.
I built a desk and bookshelves for my kids. And when I say built, I mean it. Not assembled. Built.
I made a handful of beads but was too exhausted by the end of the day to photograph them.
I threw a small going away party for my parents. They've headed back North for the summer.
I went bathing suit shopping. And I think we all know how draining that can be!
It's been busy, but that re-energizes me. Taking a break from the routine and getting everything in order is the best way for me to get a fresh perspective on things. What about you? What clears your mind and puts your feet back on the path?