I recently was blessed with an excuse to enjoy a nice long staycation. As you may know, occasions such as these are usually extremely rare and are definitely something to be cherished. As it was, it was just myself and the puppies for five glorious days. Now most would take the gifted days off and run with them, and I mean literally; hiking, shopping, going out in the evenings, hanging out with friends everyday, the works. But I decided to do something a little different.
As I am currently between jobs and trying to find where I best fit after my internship in Italy, I have been dedicating most of my time to growing and structuring my blog. I have also been using the time to work on building up my personal relationships and doing a little upkeep on my friendships. Pouring quite a bit of TLC into both areas, and doing quite a bit of running around, writing and photo shoots, I was starting to get a little burnt out. Together my mind and body were burning up a fair amount of energy, and like an automobile that hasn’t been serviced in a while, my systems were starting to run a little on the slow side.
So I decided to stay in, try and avoid social media for the most part, and check my ‘fashion blogger’ cap at the door to my self created reboot center. It was tough at first, trying to turn my brain off and relax. Eventually I settled into a loose routine of sleeping in, cuddling with the pups for 20 minutes or so in the morning (I felt like I’d been neglecting them), then breakfast, some puppy play time, and whatever I felt like that day. After all, there are so many things one can do during a staycation!
Catch up on some reading..… or some napping. Because I always chooses a comfy spot to read!Relax with a pot of tea and your thoughts…
…or spend TLC time with that special someone.Pamper yourself with a manicure……and catch up on some gossip with a friend you haven’t talked to for a while.Perhaps there are some hobbies you’ve been neglecting……maybe a friend or little helper will stop in to say hello.Or maybe, just kicking back and enjoying your favorite show. (Have you seen GirlBoss?!)