it was a big one, in that i started teaching at a new school, directed three productions, and finally completed all the requirements to clear my lifetime teaching credential.
when i wrap up something big, the momentum and drive that has carried me through it is usually still going strong.
in fact, i have such velocity when i finish that if i don't purposefully stop to rest and rejuvenate, other things immediately rush in. without consciously planning to slow down, i stay on a treadmill of intensity that isn't ultimately sustainable.
at the end of a school year, it's really important for me to take some time to savor slow, peace, and quiet.
which is why jen louden's thimble list is just perfect for me right now...
a thimble list is "a list of very small ways to savor life."
i made a short thimble list for my weekend:
* cut one beautiful flower from our yard + put it in a vase in my studio
* wrap myself in a blanket on the couch + read a magazine
* eat cherries while sipping my morning coffee
* bake something simple + fun with the pie crust in my freezer
* write + mail a small note to a friend
do you have any lovely little things on your thimble list?