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Learning to Love Lulls

I’ve mentioned it before… my crazy schedule and work life. Every time I think it’s going to slow down and give me a break, it picks back up with even more intensity. I read a blog post recently comparing task lists to carnival games – a never ending barrage of targets to pop before the next one clears the horizon. Boy, doesn’t that feel true sometimes! But as much as I moan and groan about my tasks and to-dos, the truth is I kind of like it.

For the past several weeks, I’ve been especially busy. I’ve conceptualized shots, selected artwork, arranged florals, styled bedsides, prepped merchandise, and shopped for props. Oh yeah, and blogged. And next week will be much of the same. I’ll be styling a photo shoot for an interior design book, styling another home for my friend Abbe (the photo above is from a photo shoot I styled for one of her residential design projects), and photographing the work studio of a super cool design firm.

In the meantime, though, (specifically this week) I’m experiencing a rare and refreshing week off. A staycation, if you will. David is home for Spring break and I’m home because work is temporarily and surprisingly slow. I didn’t plan it this way. It just happened. A serendipitous lull. Our days have consisted of sleeping in, eating breakfast (who knew that was such a good idea?), cleaning the house (not too much, though), watching movies, playing Mancala, and acclimating our new puppy dog to his new home. It’s been great! Low stress. Lax schedule. No carnival games. Just time and space and peace. If it hadn’t been slightly forced on me, I would have said this was a good idea weeks ago! All things in time. Lesson learned. I’m beginning to love lulls.

How about you?

 

 

This story by Hilary Walker
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2 Comments

  • Reply Loretta March 13, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Hilary- sounds like a WONDERFUL week! Enjoy your time and the new puppy addition to your family. He is adorable!

    Loretta

    • Reply Hilary March 16, 2014 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks, Loretta! We love him.

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