take sometime

My intentions for todays post were to talk about the Allentown Art Festival that I attended over the weekend, but I decided to opt out of that and just write about something completely having nothing to do with Buffalo or Western New York. Instead its just how I’ve been feeling lately and who knows maybe you have to.

The last few weeks have felt more busy than normal and this year I told myself that I was going to try to not take on as much and learn to “relax” a little more. Well …we are 6 months into 2014 and while I feel like I’ve done more things for “me,” I have also felt at times rushed, drained and run down.

I mean everyone feels “run down” at times and its always good to just take a step back and take some time for yourself. Anyone who says they don’t take time for themselves, well I just don’t buy it.

As I type I feel a little defeated. Defeated in the sense that I just don’t have the energy. I’m the first to admit I try and do as much as I can when I can, not only because I enjoy going to new places and meeting new people, but I also like to talk about it on my blog and with my friends and family. Its a part of my personality. But as summer officially approaches us at the end of the week I’m going into this season with a different mindset; to do things I really want to do and not just “go through the motions,” but to really enjoy living in the moment.

Because summers feel so short in Buffalo, I feel like we try to pack in as much as we can so we can get the most out of these warmer months, but at the end of the day if we really can’t enjoy what we’re doing then maybe we should take a step back and focus on what matters at that time.

Whatever it is that you do or whenever you feel like you’re “run down” remember to take time to breath. Everyone deserves some “me” time.

-B

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