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Wow.  I can’t believe that I’ve been back from Nepal for three weeks already.  The past three weeks have pretty much been a blur, between catching up on sleep, getting caught up at work, traveling to Chicago for a weekend, and then a beyond busy week at work, I’ve barely had time to just relax and get caught up on stuff for me.

This weekend will be for that, for the most part.  I was going to do a bunch of stuff yesterday, but then had a slight hiccup with those plans, so spent most of the day on the couch trying to feel better.

Even though I was only gone for 2 weeks, it almost seens like I was in Nepal for much much longer.  More on this later. . .  🙂

Today I’ve got a lot I want to do, a few things I need to do, and some stuff I should do, but totally won’t.  It’s just going to be one of those weekends.  However, one of the biggest things I need to do is enjoy some down time, some me time, some time to do things that aren’t work or uber serious.  I am pretty drained after the whirlwind that was the last week especially, and know that I need to recharge the batteries in order to tackle many of the things on my plate. 

As is my normal, I, of course, turned to music to help me focus, get a temporary boost, and just make it through the long days and stress.  What songs were the most helpful?  What songs pretty much were on repeat over the last week?  Keep reading. . . .

1.  “Shake it Out” – Florence + the Machine

2.  “Remain Nameless” – Florence + the Machine

3.  “Be Here Now” – Ray LaMontagne

Take a listen.  In fact, listen to the entire Florence + the Machine CD, since it’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time.  Just utterly amazing. 

I have a lot of blog posts percolating in my head – including Nepal stuff – that I will get to writing.  Sooner rather than later.  I need to.  Trust me. Plus, I need to do an epic photo recap of my trip.  Not only to share with others, but because I can’t help but to have a silly grin on my face when I look at the pictures of that trip.  Such an amazing experience – and yes, more on this later.

I will wrap up with a suggestion/thought – Make sure you take time for you. if you don’t and you wear yourself out, you’re not going to be able to do anything or be anything for anyone else.  It’s not being selfish, it’s just making sure you’re the best, most prepared, most awesome you.

Share some kindness and some love.  You never know how it will impact someone.


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