The upcoming week won't be any better. I've got new deadlines and new projects to work on and I'm still in the middle of an unstable WIP and wondering if I really know what I'm doing.
In the middle of these two weeks was a trip out of town for the high school graduation of our nephew. The packing, worrying about the logistics of traffic and losing a day of writing added to the stress, even though I always enjoy the long ride through country roads and was thrilled to see a remarkable young man reach an important milestone in his life.
Destressors are hard to come by but I managed to locate one this weekend that made me at least momentarily forget everything I had to do and had to worry about. While riding through the quaint back streets of a small Pennsylvania town, we came across a deer out for an afternoon stroll.
I made my husband slow down so I could snap a quick picture as this magnificent animal wandered across the street from one yard to the next, curious but carefull to give our CR-V a wide berth.
It's funny how the littlest things can take you out of yourself and release the pressure of life. I wish I'd gotten a closer picture, but I didn't want to scare her away.
I have a lot of things I do to try and unwind, but it's always a pleasure to have something given to you without asking. This was one of those unexpected gifts.
What do you do to unwind, and have you ever had a moment that was given to you simply so that you would stop and appreciate it?