Monday Motivation

by - June 06, 2022

Have you ever come across something that makes you pause? This saying did that for me. Not so much in that I've been too busy chasing happiness to enjoy it, but more so in the fact that I think all sometimes forget to take time in our daily lives to just be.

That's especially true for me over the last month. Although saying I've forgotten to take time to pause is misleading. With it being the last month of school, which is always busy, buying/selling a house and moving, and some pretty big changes for myself (which I'll talk about soon, I promise!), it was hard to squeeze in time to just sit and relax. There was always something that needed to be done, and because of the move nothing could be put off for another day.

We are in the new house now. We've been here for a little more than a week, and before you ask - no, we've not finished unpacking yet. We've got some storage logistics still to figure out, which we were aware of coming into the move but couldn't sort out until after we were in the house. But in all honesty, we haven't been in that big of a hurry to get to that last box. Everything has been so go go go the last few weeks that we've all needed the break.

We did manage to make it to the lake for the afternoon on Memorial Day, so that was nice. I got a decent amount of work done while unpacking, and I had a meeting in the middle of the week. Saturday was spent relaxing in the morning and then visiting a few shops in the afternoon. Alexis headed off with grandparents for an extended stay so she can do VBS with their church.

This week, I'll be working on the magazine's birthday issue. I found out last week that I won't be having to do distribution this month, or ever again most likely, as the owner and editor decided to make the move to fully digital. We still put together a flip-through issue that you can read online, but for the foreseeable future there won't be a printed issue. We'll see how that goes. I'm not fully sold on it (I like my magazines in hand), but it is something we're seeing with magazines across the country.

There are some other changes that will be happening within the next month or so. Namely, my duties will be scaled back to mostly editorial, which I'm on board with since it's where my passion truly lies in this business. I'll still be the publisher and responsible for local content.

In other news, I've been offered and accepted a second job. I'm not ready to reveal all of the details that go along with that just yet. The people who need to know do, but there are a few formalities that need to take place before everything is 100 percent official. Once it is, I'll make the announcement.

Okay, that's it for me this morning. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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