I took a “mini retreat” today. I love the idea of a multi-day retreat somewhere quiet and beautiful where I ponder what I want my life and career to look like. Right now that is not tremendously practical. However, over the years I have gotten better at scheduling, and when I see that a day is relatively clear, I sometimes do what I can to get it completely clear. I like having space and options. Then, I can use the time for deep work or deep thinking.
At least that’s the idea. I spent some time today staring at the clouds (see photo). The clouds were quite nice. I liked watching wispy bits stretch and break off. However, I can’t say I had any deep thoughts about what I should be working on next. Oh well.
In other news:
Over at Verily, I’m writing about the three worst words to say to a new mom.
At Fast Company, I’m writing about how to take a staycation without feeling cheated.
Last week I wrote about tips from top voice-over artists for sounding fantastic.