Well I've had two weeks off work and tomorrow I'm back at the office. It was good to take time off and reflect on many things with a fresh outlook. Well I didn't sleep much so brain still feels like running dry, so hopefully what I'm writing here is making some sense, lol. But at least I was able to organize many things that will have far reaching positive consequences. Which brings me back to free time and how we use it. Certainly for me it meant having time to ponder about really important issues and people in my life, much, much deeper than I was otherwise able to do while going through everyday routines. In practical terms that meant making decisions that otherwise I would have missed. So this time off was probably the best thing I did in a while.
We really need our free time just like air in our lungs, which gives us space to regroup our thoughts and see clearly where we really want to go with our lives.
Heck I even started doing something I haven't done in 15 years or maybe even longer. I've started to do portrait drawing, this one being very special to me. The feeling of calm that comes over you while you're doing it is really incredible, I already forgot what it feels like, especially if it is the portrait of someone you love, you want to make it perfect. So this time off was definitely one of the best things I've done in a long, long time.