Next week is Spring Break at my kids' school, and the three of us are headed out of town for the week for a little vacation. It’ll be my first week off in a while, and I’m excited to take some time away from work.
I adore this work I get to do. It is an absolute privilege to be able to do what I do for a living, and I feel so very grateful for it and for all of you each and every day. I could not do what I do without you, and I see and recognize that truth. I feel deeply how privileged I am that I have been able to continue in this beautiful work, and for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
And even in the great joy I derive from this work I’m privileged to do, I think it’s important to give ourselves the space to step away at times, to slow down, to take a little time off every so often. This work is beautiful and wonderful…and tiring…and in that, it’s important to allow myself time off.
There’s a temptation, especially since my work is all online, to take the work with me when I go, to teach my classes even when I’m away…and there are times and will be times when that decision is right and correct…but there are times when I, and we all need to just step away and take the time to slow down, to breathe, to have a little more leisure in our schedule, to find stillness. There are times when the most important thing is to be present with the ones we are with, and to be fully engaged with the people closest to us.
My dear friends, I hope this week we can give ourselves permission to slow down, to find a little more stillness. I hope this week we can be a little more engaged with the people closest to us. I hope we can see them, we can appreciate who they are in our lives, and we can take the time to step away and step a little closer into relationship with those who are most important to us.
I hope you have an amazing week my friends.
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Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!