A Few Days Off

Those of you who have followed me for any length of time will know I love to post.  Since I discovered blogging I have enjoyed almost every minute and am happy posting as many times a day as inspiration takes me.

For the last few days though I have taken some time away and just let a few scheduled pieces trickle through.  I’m still as inspired as I was but I just felt frightfully tired and was busier than normal at work and therefore decided to concentrate on simply sleeping more.   I have never been one for a lot of sleep but this week I have craved it terribly and am thoroughly enjoying the idea of an early night.  Instead of the 5 or 6 I usually get by on I have been aiming to get more in the region of 7 to 8 and I feel a lot better for it.

I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with my writing but right now I am just going to keep writing down ideas and scribbling in my notebook and I will return to writing in a couple of days.

Right now though it’s time for bed 🙂


Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

24 thoughts on “A Few Days Off”

  1. I almost wrote you like before … but I resisted, knowing it was a holiday weekend and perhaps you were away for a few days. As for me, having gone from a handful of followers/subscribers of my blog to 122 120 in just four months’ time, I have felt somewhat overwhelmed in trying to keep up with reading/commenting and still keep writing. Sleep has also become a luxury anymore, and getting things done in the house, or anything else for that matter, has me feeling like I am flying by the seat of my pants sometimes. I don’t like that feeling of scrambling about. I thought a good night’s sleep would get me back on track and so I went to bed at 8:00 p.m. last night. I’m not sure it helped, but I have promised myself to get a happy balance after Easter. Happy Easter to you and your family Michael.

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  2. I think it remains hugely important to maintain a balance otherwise you do burnout and whilst I’m Mike Post lot of stuff to be honest I can write two weeks works of them lyrics in an hour and I can’t write probably a month’s worth of haiku in the same amount of time so it is easy sometimes for me to get ahead but when I’m busy at work I have less chance the right because quite often alright when I’m on a very boring call and I have to do a lot of boring calls.
    The kids seem to need more attention at the moment as well so that can make a difference and I’m also trying to read more and look for inspiration in different places so I have actually enjoyed having for a five days off now and certainly feel more awake than I did

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  3. Glad to hear it … my work has slowed down considerably but when my boss and I left the law firm and went out on our own back in 2003, I’d be there from 7:00-4:30, then take work home and work until 11:00 p.m. and weekends, and not think anything of it. But I was just 47 then and had a lot more energy. I did burn out and told him no more – it didn’t go over well, but you only have so many hours in a day and have other things pulling at you as well – eventually your health suffers. I used to love reading and miss taking that time to just sit and enjoy a book rather than simply have glimpses of stories on the internet.

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  4. Life is short and quite often we leave it too late to realise that working for 60 and 70 hours a week simply is a waste of our lives and I realise that sometimes we have to do these things to survive but equally if we can avoid doing so then I really think we should

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  5. I agree. I started checking in at work every morning since I began working from home 8 years ago. I don’t know why I started that, and wish I hadn’t, but it is what it is and it has helped when our computer system went down overnight or e-mail not working, so I will continue to do so. My boss is 71 so there can’t be that many more years of work. But, I have decided today was the last morning to venture over to this blog … before I know it, an hour has passed, maybe longer, and there I am, scrambling out the door to walk and get home before my work day begins at 11:00 a.m. So, a new month and new rules for me. When I worked at the ad agency right after college, I had a boss who honeymooned in Hawaii and he told me that it was sad to see people there who had finally retired and taken their trip they had dreamed of for years, having worked, raised their families, etc., only to not enjoy that trip as they lacked the stamina or had health issues and were forced to sit out some of the attractions. So, he said to me “don’t ever make that mistake Linda … work, but not to the extreme and enjoy your life.”
    Sadly, he died three years ago of a sudden heart attack – a brilliant copywriter with a kind heart, and not one to get stressed easily. He died in his sleep. Gulp! I will pay more attention to what Jerry said going forward. Now I am off to get ready to walk before the storms arrive. My tribute to Jerry:

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  6. I will definitely take a look. I think you’ve done the right thing don’t let anything get out of balance and I think if you manage to do that then you can have the best of all things and not feel like anyone think detract from the enjoyment of others and I think that’s important.

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  7. I read the piece and it’s a fabulous piece of writing and so heartfelt and interesting and absolutely enjoyed reading it and you can really see your craft as a writer in that piece. I couldn’t leave a comment or a like for some reason but I did thoroughly enjoy it it was a great insight into your relationship with him and different elements of your life and your career and fondness and regard in which you held him

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  8. Thank you for saying that Michael … it was heartfelt as he really was a special person in my life and I was devastated after we lost that account and he moved on. He really was interested in being a mentor to me and I’ll always wonder “what if?” … if we never lost that Chrysler account, where would I be today?

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