If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that today would typically be my Books & Brews post. For the last 14 months I have consistently posted a book and beer pairing on the last Thursday of each month. I LOVE reading and tasting beers and writing these posts. It’s truly my favorite thing I’ve ever done on this blog. In other words, rest assured, Books & Brews isn’t going anywhere. In fact I’ll be back next week with August’s pairing. (And really, it will barely be September then, anyway ….)
So here’s what happened, I was a little later than usual picking my book for August and I was still not done reading on Tuesday of this week. I still could have gotten the post out today– but here’s what it would have taken:
- A very late night Tuesday finishing the book, which would have impacted my ability to wake up at 5:15 am and get in the 5 mile run for the half marathon training I’m doing (Wednesday and Sunday are my most important runs).
- Working on the blog post for the greater part of Wednesday night, which also happened to be the only night my husband wasn’t travelling away from home in a seven-day stretch.
So I made an executive decision to stop reading and go to bed. And to have dinner and conversation with my partner instead of burying my head in my laptop for several hours of our one evening together. I’m not giving you all this back story as an excuse, but merely to encourage you to know it is okay to do the same thing. We can get so caught up in our own deadlines and schedules and goals– which are wonderful and important and noble to have. But sometimes, it’s also okay to bend them a little, you know. It doesn’t mean you’re throwing your whole system off track and won’t ever do the thing again. It’s just a pause to honor the other really important stuff like your health and relationships. It’s not quitting. Just resting.
I’ll see you all next week with August’s fabulous book and beer pairing, and then again on September 29 with September’s! This also means that if you aren’t a newsletter subscriber, there’s still time to get in on the giveaway (every month subscribers get a change to win the Books & Brews book). Sign up in the orange box below this post!