Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Microblog: My Happy Place

It's good to take a break every now and then. I wasn't particularly looking forward to the downtime between Christmas and New Years - I wasn't against it by any means - but it usually means that my neglected "honey-do" list is the top priority.

Not this year.

I decided to actually take time off - and just relax a bit. Take a few motorcycle rides (thanks, hon!), read a couple of popcorn-for-the-mind mystery books (rather than technical and business journals), spend time with the kids, and just plain sleep.

I never realized I missed sleeping so much. I actually slept for 12 solid hours last night! Really. Me.

I'm usually the one getting up at 3:00am or 4:00am and getting a few hours of work done before going to the office - but not this week. I just actually watched some movies, went to bed early, and slept late.

I've actually been in a good mood - in fact, my daughter had a sleepover with her friend here the other day and I made some dinner for them. Both she and her friend asked "Why are you being so nice to us?"

Huh? That really got my attention. She continued on saying "Whatever you do dad, stay in your 'happy place'."

Kids say the most interesting things. I guess she's right - I've been "going" 10,000 miles per hour for so many years that I guess it just became "normal" for me to get out of my "happy place."

It's cool to finally get there again. I'm going to try to stay in my happy place more in 2009...

1 comment:

Scott Scheper said...

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