Last weekend I met a friend for lunch and she told me I looked relaxed. The following day, I met with a client who I had not seen for a few weeks, and she commented I seemed refreshed. When I mentioned the conversations to my husband, he asked, "Are you?"
I had to agree that, yes, I am! In addition to being able to get away a few times recently, my summer schedule has reflected the lazy yawn that is August in DC. Clients have been on travel, leaving my early mornings and afternoons deliciously spacious. I have explored new running routes in the pre-dawn hours. I have seen two (!) movies IN THE THEATER. I have baked hand pies with fresh fruit from the farmers market. I have met friends for lunch. And last Saturday, feeling especially indulgent, I took a nap! In short, I have refreshed and renewed my spirit, and now I am ready to get back to work!
I love what I do and the people with whom I work. This year has been an adventure, but it grows more and more fulfilling as the days pass. As summer releases its final sigh, I am ready to transition back into the more defined structure and faster rhythm of fall, but I am glad to be doing so with renewed energy and a fresh perspective.
As we cross the threshold of this Labor Day weekend, can you take one last moment to rest, renew, and refresh? Here's to getting back to work!