Taking Breaks - You Know It's Good for You
Taking breaks. We all know it's good for us. Sometimes it can be so hard to do.
Last week, I took most of the week "off". Not completely off, but just as in allowing myself not to do anything other than the absolute necessary to keep things humming along, which mainly means answering the questions from y'all. And, interestingly enough, last week also broke the record for the most new paying customers signing up in a week. Coincidence? Maybe :)
My Friday was exceptionally great. Had a really hard and good workout, had a healing, and an amazing romantic dinner with my love. It was so great, in fact, that I was sick for the following three days! Not that that stopped me from getting a little coding done :)
I have a feature that's been in the back of my mind for a very long time, which would let you create custom, templated websites on Simplero. These could be used for your main website, for membership sites, for mini marketing sites ... anything you need a site for. It's still quite some ways off from being production-ready, but I tinker with it from time to time. This weekend was such a time, and I made great progress. I want to make a new personal website for myself, and I want to build it on Simplero, of course.
Phoebe and I wanted to take a trip out to The Hamptons on Sunday, but because I was sick, we pushed it out a few days to Tuesday and Wednesday. I wrote most of this newsletter from The Maidstone in East Hampton. Despite having lived in New York on and off since 1999, I've never been out here before. We drove all the way out to the very tip of Long Island, Montauk Point. We went sightseeing, found where the rich people live (you can tell because their houses are all the way on the waterfront and can't been seen from the road), and had a great time. Also managed to spot Calvin Klein's $105M property. Do you think he'll let me use it, since we have the same name?
And while all this was going on, a couple of big-name people in the industry reached out to me, I got a couple of features done that have been on my list for a long time, and Phoebe and I had some very profound and deep conversations and insights and connected deeper than ever.
I think I could get used to this taking breaks thing.
The thing is, I love my work and my life so much, it seems like easing the foot from the metaphorical gas pedal just a tiny bit creates the space where creativity and passion can start flowing freely again, and then things end up moving a lot faster, and the process becomes much more fun. That's been the experience.
It's a fun energy to play with. I have created for myself a life where there's very little i "have" to do. I'm not always good at taking advantage of that, but it feels so good when I do.