September always feels a little like January, like a new year and a fresh start. It’s back to school and back to work and, hopefully, we’re all hungry, refreshed, and ready to go. I know I am.
I typically take most of August off. It’s my time to read as many OPB (Other People’s Books)* as possible, to float on the water and to recharge. I take two full weeks with no email, phone calls, or Slack. That way I can shut down and let my brain wander. I can let the creative juices flow with no distractions and no judgement. Frankly, I think even brain surgeons need to do this.
Now I’m back, I’m reviewing my goals, I’m setting new ones, and I’m on fire. I’m determined to start September as if it’s a new year and I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2017 has in store for me.
I hope you were also able to take some time off this summer and let those creative juices flow.
*Thank you Danielle Marshall of Lake Union for that brilliant term.