It’s going to be quiet here this week…

It’s going to be quiet here this week…

Blog break

Pretty much all of my goals for 2015 are based around one idea: creating an intentional, fulfilling life that reflects my values and priorities.

While I spent many years on the rat race of entrepreneurship—working late into the night, burning the candle at both end and chasing the next thing, I just don’t have it in me anymore. I’d rather curl up and watch a movie with my kids, read a good book or, well, sleep.

When I shut down last year, I took a steady position with the team at Ultimate Bundles in author, affiliate and bonus partner recruitment. It’s a job I love, and the people I work with are amazing.

Between my commitment to Ultimate Bundles and my desire to sleep 12+ hours a day (thank you, pregnancy hormones!), the last month has been…difficult.

And as I looked at this week’s calendar, with our new Live course topic going live, some pretty intensive tasks that need to be done at Ultimate Bundles, and a variety of spring activities for the family, I started to feel that familiar stress building.

But here’s the thing: I’ve really enjoyed the last three months without that feeling, and I don’t really have any desire to end up back there, especially the week before Easter when my mind and spirit want to focus on things that matter for eternity rather than just the here and now.

So I’ve decided to take a week off. There’s plenty in our archives, plenty in the blogosphere as a whole and plenty in real life to keep you busy, so most of you probably wouldn’t even have noticed I was taking a break if I didn’t mention it. And the funny thing? That might have bugged me a year or two ago, but I’m okay with it now.

That said, before I sign off, a couple quick things:

  • The Ultimate DIY Bundle Sale :: For just 48 hours, the Ultimate DIY Bundle Sale is available again with dozens of resources to help you rediscover your creative side. Whether you want to make adorably decorated cakes and cookies, choose paint colors that are just perfect for your home, put together handmade gifts for Mother’s Day or just make time for creativity in your own life, you’ll want to check out this sale. {But hurry, because it ends on April 1st at 9am ET, and once it’s gone, it’s gone for good!)

And by the way, I’ve read every single comment you’ve left over the past few weeks, but I’ve done a terrible job at responding to them. Know that I appreciate each and every one, though!

I’ll see you in a week!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Good for you, Mandi! I’m doing the same actually. My baby boy turns 1 tomorrow and my birthday is on Easter. My husband’s on Spring Break (as a teacher) and with all the Holy Week church services, it’s time to take a break. And it doesn’t bother me in the slightest, either! Blessed Holy Week to you!

  2. Enjoy it!!! I hear ya, as last Friday I came to a total brain dead moment after which I shut off my computer, put on my swimsuit, and took my kids out to the pool for a few hours until we’d all had our fill of sunshine. (It was 95 degrees F in Southern California that day). It was fabulous.
    Have a great break!

  3. Okay, first? Stop feeling guilty for not responding to every last comment. In fact, don’t respond to this one. I’m going to assume that your audience is primarily made up of moms. And honey if anyone is going to understand the need to let go of a few things, we are. Enjoy your week! And if it turns into a week and a half or even two weeks? We’ll all be here ready to congratulate you on your dedication to yourself and to celebrate your return.

  4. I love that you are basking in your blessings and focusing on the beautiful life you’ve been given. Enjoy!

  5. Way to break the cycle girl! I find myself in the same boat. Once I slow down, I realize the price I was paying for attacking my life in the way I had been doing it and lose my desire to go back.

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