Uh, yeah, I took a break from blogging. It’s not like you don’t know about my hiatus. No secrets here, but I feel like I should address it before I jump right back into writing.
The story goes like this: I was sitting on a beach and thought, “I don’t have anything new to write. I should take a break.”
I work hard for the opportunity to take a hiatus from my blog on demand and without apology. So I took it.
What did I do with my time off? Well, I did practically nothing. There were some days when I wanted to have a point with my life, but I told myself, “No, stay faithful to the mission. Keep sitting on your ass.”
I missed you guys, but doing nothing is pretty sweet. When I burned calories and used my brain, it was a light effort. I read some books. I took a few vacations. I worked with clients and traveled to a few events, but I also ate a lot of ice cream and stopped reading HR blogs.
Being LFR is great, but being LFR in real life is even better. I took a sabbatical from running. I didn’t color my hair. When I had to look nice, I just paid someone to help me out. In fact, I wrote lots of checks to avoid doing real work. I went to meditation and yoga classes. I went for massages and started physical therapy for my sore pelvis. And I paid someone to get my books in order and begin the move to an S-corporation because I’m sick of funding the military industrial complex and abstinence-only sex education.
(I guess I was productive!)
I’m a better version of myself because of this hiatus. I offered some advice on how you can take time off over on Fistful of Talent. You should take my advice because, honestly, everybody deserves a break. And I’m a great role model.
Thanks for your (six letters of) support during my absence. It meant the world to me. I’ll be back on Monday with regularly scheduled posts.