|2011 in Jones Gap!|
Why, you ask? Well...I was leaving early Tuesday morning to go out of town with my mom and sister to do some Christmas shopping in Charlotte. On Monday, I got my post out like normal. Then for the rest of the day, I struggled with the internal debate of whether I should go ahead and write another post to have it ready to automatically go out on Wednesday.
But, I didn't!
|My mom packed this adorable basket for our road trip!|
Mornings are my best time for writing as my thoughts are fresh and I am able to easily get them out. However, the later in the day it gets, the harder it is to blog. So, by the time I got one post written on Monday, I didn't have it in me to do another. Then, Tuesday and Wednesday, I was with my mom and sister having some girl time!
|My mom, sister and I at the Charlotte mall...we shopped till we dropped.|
And by dropped, I mean had cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory!
Because I have been dying to hike the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike since I was in college (and research about it pretty often), a thought came to mind...
I needed a ZERO DAY.
Have you heard of that? It's when hikers take a day off and don't hike. They rest and give themselves some down time so that they are able to come back fresh and ready for more. Although I am not hiking, I realized that I needed a zero day as a blogger. Once I realized that I felt guilty for not posting, I knew that it was time to take a day off. No one is forcing me to blog...I do it because I love it and I want to keep it that way. So, every now and then, I need a zero day.
|The Charlotte mall was already decorated for Christmas!!!|
When is the last time you took a zero day? I'm not encouraging irresponsibility. I mean, feed your kids, brush your teeth, etc. But, there are some things in your life that you could use a break from and that's ok! It doesn't mean that they are bad things...even good things need balance! Hikers have a zero miles day. I gave myself a no new blog post day. What is something that would benefit you and your sanity to not do for one day?