Going on hiatus

It’s happened again. My life has turned cacophonous. I miss the sweet melodies and gentle rhythms of daily routine and self-care.

I have had several custom jewelry orders and looking forward to selling my wares at a local craft show on Saturday. I am trying to polish three manuscripts for a contest deadline Monday. I am preparing my second round of piano students for their recital on the 15th. It’s all good stuff but it’s all too much.

I will give myself credit where credit is due; I am getting a lot of things right. I am doing good work. I am walking every day. I am enjoying my new piano. But too busy to spend time with friends, too preoccupied to eat well, and too wired to sleep at the end of the day, I feel myself beginning to unravel.

I will see all my commitments through but I need to eliminate what noise I can. So as much as I love social media, it’s time to unplug: from Facebook and Twitter, from blogging and texting, from Words with Friends and Ruzzle. I will check email once a day then disconnect my laptop from the internet. Terrified at the prospect, I believe this is absolutely essential to my health and well-being at this time.

I’ll be back on Monday, June 17th. Wish me luck.