Sunday Thought Series: Need a vacation? Take one.

Sometimes, all you need is to take a step back and breathe.

Most who know me know that I’m not one to take too many breaks. However, recent events over the past several months of my life made me feel like taking a vacation was a necessary and positive step.

Over the past week or so, I’ve driven to Sarasota, Florida and back, making stops along the way on a solo adventure meant to clear my head and give me some distance from the grind of everyday life. The long road was grueling, but the sights I witnessed, people I met (or reconnected with), and times I experienced made every mile of the trek worthwhile.

It worked. I feel refreshed, refocused and excited to get back into the fold, both with Lehigh Valley Underground and life in general. I had the opportunity to get back to myself, and find true motivation and inspiration on the road to be the best version of myself as we head into spring. I hope and believe that inspiration will come through on LVU in the weeks and months ahead.

Why am I sharing this here? Because sometimes, we as independent creators become bogged down by the hustle. There are so many details and intricacies to what we must do to be successful, and at times, it can feel as if we’re not getting anywhere. However, it is in moments where we remove ourselves from the fray that we often see how far we’ve come – and how to get to where we wish to go next.

I encourage you to keep up the good – and hard – work, but remember this: if you feel the need to take a step back to see the forest for all of the trees once more, it will probably benefit your art and your life more than you even realize.

Plus, you could find yourself with a view that can’t be beat.


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