It's Wednesday and I'm about to do something I've NEVER done before. I'm going "off the grid". I've been blogging and posting for at least the last five years, often sharing multiple posts on the same day - not just from me, but from a group of amazing guest photographers, educators and SCU partners.
This weekend starts WPPI and as I'm writing this, a meeting in Phoenix with Panasonic just wrapped up last night. I've made a promise to Sheila that I'm going to unplug right through the weekend. No email, no posts and no phone calls unless it's an emergency. I simply want quality time with my wife.
Now, here's why this is so worthy of this post...I'm actually having a hard time thinking about taking a break. After dozens of blog posts reminding you to recognize the signs of burnout, the importance of establishing priorities and recharging your battery, I'm stressing over trying to walk the talk!
Here's the message to today's post...Nothing trumps taking time off when you need it. While normally I'd build up a stash of blog posts, the last few months have been so busy I never had the time. But there's another issue and that's the importance of keeping things in perspective. We all have moments when we get caught up in our own self-importance. We start to act as if the world is going to stop if we're not answering our phone or email messages, or in my case writing a blog post every day.
So, this is a big thank you to all of you who are my readers and friends. I appreciate your support and feedback more than a blog post like this will ever show. I'll be back writing on Monday, from WPPI. If you're not at WPPI, then please join me on SPTV. I'm kicking off the show on Monday morning and looking forward to catching up to so many friends in the industry.
Thank you for all your support - See you on March 2!
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