By S. J. Brown
It’s that time of year again. Shopping, wrapping gifts, traffic, decorations and more seem to consume our lives. Since everyone is soooo busy I thought I would make this blog a little short. As an author and wildlife photographer I add book signings, and presentations to the mix.
Over the last few weeks I have been part of a few book signing events. The Berkeley Springs Book Festival is where I met a number of fun authors. We talked, sold books and compared notes on marketing. Just a week later I was on the road. I was part of the Kingwood Tea & Treats with Authors. I spent my day with another group of authors, talked about photographing wildlife and sold a few books. The over 2 hour drive was worth the time.
This past weekend I hit the road again. This time I headed to New Jersey to help observe a 49 year old tradition started by my mother and a few of her close friends. Although the evening of the event was very relaxing I had to do a lot of driving to be there for the Old Bags Christmas Party. Even back then people knew the importance of just taking some time away from all the stress of the season.
The world is a much more hectic place now. So it is more important than ever to take a time out. No, not the same type of time out we give the kids. A time out to decompress, relax and just breathe. For some that might mean a cup of coffee on the back deck watching the birds enjoy their day.
For others it might mean just relaxing with a good book or a long walk.
For me a few hours in the woods is just what I need to relax. There I can shed the cares of the day, forget about all the pressing issues that await me and spend some quality time with Mother Nature.
What is your favorite way to take a time out? Have you taken one today?
Thank you for stopping by and make sure to take time out to so you can really enjoy the holidays.
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