Ever work so much that you feel guilty for taking time off? That's the spot I'm in. So here I sit, trying to think of something to blog, running over a to do list in the back of my head, thinking of the errands I should be out running, chasing around a dog who insists that my socks, underwear, ect., are much better than any of his toys, trying to edit a bajillion pictures to get my website up and running, and still just thinking about work. Seriously, I've got to snap out of it.
I'll probably pretend to clean my house and go get my hair cut instead. Sounds like a productive day to me.
Lately both Ev and I have been putting in a lot of time at work, him having much more responsibility in the company than myself. It's easy to get run down with a big workload and forget how good we really have it. Like, for example, how awesome it is to have a part in such a topnotch operation in a beautiful part of the states. Or, how lucky I am to have this husband of mine that I married (almost a year ago!) who makes me laugh until my belly hurts every single day, regardless of whether or not he has to sacrifice his dignity in the process. And the 5 month old puppy who follows me around constantly, laying on my feet whenever I stop in one spot for more than a few minutes and trying the best his little puppy self to learn what I'm trying to teach him. And the fact that we're going to become an aunt and uncle soon and on the other side of the family celebrate my sister's wedding in a few months. These are such good things.
When we have time off together, Ev and I usually try to get out somewhere to explore the North Carolina mountains. Getting out in the wilderness helps me feel whole again. These are a few of my favorite pictures that were taken this past month when we had a day of just nothing but freedom and the two of us. I think everyone has something that works for them, makes them slow down and feel centered again, getting the balance of their lives back. For us it's this.
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