There are so many things that I'm learning in this time I decided to take off.
For those of you who don't know, 21 days ago I left my job of over 2 years to take a month off of life. Almost every regular commitment I have in the usual week I put on hold.
Most people probably think this whole idea is pretty stupid, but I've actually gotten a lot more support from the adults than I thought I was going to. They can appreciate that I'm just trying to figure things out, and I can absolutely do that in my own way.
This whole month has actually been pretty rough, but even before I started I knew that. I told myself that I was going to finally get things done that I've been putting off- create, write, spend time with God, sing, attempt to write songs once again.... read, start and online store, and more like that. I knew that my past tendencies of laziness and fear were going to try and stop me from doing these things, but I wasn't going to let them. Honestly, it's a lot harder than it even sounds. Here I am on day 20, and I still have barely done any of those things.
Knowing all of this, I understood that no matter what way this month was to go, I would learn a lot, and I would always look back on this time and be SO glad that I did this. I don't think that is false, because I am learning. I am learning what works in my schedule and what doesn't- I'm learning what's important. Waking up and doing the dishes right away is how I like to start my days now. That is, if I don't shower the night before. If I do shower, I wake up and start some laundry, or fold some from the days before.
It's all about finding what works for you, and what's most important to you. Yeah, I waste a whole lot of time. Most of it is because of fear, and honestly just not knowing what to do. It's like I don't want to start something because I'm so unsure about if it's worth investing my time into. But it's better to invest your time in SOMETHING than to not invest it into anything at all.
Young adults: those of you who are not locked into a "big" job where you will seriously pay for doing this.... Take some time off. Figure out what you want to do and what you love to do. Passion is way more important than the payout. I know it sounds crazy; but I'm doing it.
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