Last weekend the weather was spectacular!
We were up at the cottage and I had a lot of work to do! September is always a busy month but it’s also the month where we can have the most beautiful weather and we know deep down inside it might be our last chance to enjoy whatever is left of summer.
I feel like I sound somewhat entitled when I say this, but here is the truth –
Having my own business allows me the flexibility to work somewhat remotely. I can take Thursday – Monday weekends at the cottage and work while I’m up there.
I remember the days when I worked a corporate 9-5 job and longed for a life where I could work wherever I wanted. Well, that day is here.
But . . .
When it’s a beautiful sunny day and I’m working inside the cottage, I feel resentful because I want to go play outside. Isn’t that ridiculous?
Last weekend I said , the heck with this, girl, if you can work wherever you want, then move that office outside! Wayne hooked me up with a nice long extension cord, I took the loveseat from the porch, grabbed a side table for piles of paper and snacks, a folding table for my laptop and I worked away, sans resentment!
The bike was close by too because after a four hour shift of working in my outdoor office I needed a quick ride to clear my head and a plunge in the lake! Yes, a lake that was about 17 degrees Celsius at the most! Oh yeah, HERE is the video to prove it!
I felt powerful, invigorated and a realization came over me. It was imperative that I hold this feeling for the next nine months until I can do it all again. As the weather gets colder I have made a promise to myself to do the things that make me feel the blood circulating through my veins and remind me that I am ALIVE!
I’m all for getting cozy and hibernating but I refuse to give up on my vitality!
This is going to be a fall/winter spent in my favourite place, with nature.
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