In just under four weeks I will spend four days at my guild’s quilt retreat! I’ll be going with my aunt, who you can see here with me in a photo taken about three years ago at the last retreat we went to together. It has been so long since I’ve had uninterrupted sewing time, that I just can’t wait for the opportunity.
I used to go without fail for four days of glorious quilting every six months. But a couple years ago I was recruited by an ad agency to be a web copywriter and develop something with “this social media thing.” Well, I developed that little social media thing into a big chunk of business, but lost my work-life balance in the process. Besides maternity leave, which doesn’t really count as a vacation, I haven’t had a true, relaxing break from work in nearly three years.
But shortly after Angela was born I had an offer from another agency that could give me back the work-life balance I wanted, and now I’m less than a month away from four days without checking email from the office, receiving emergency phone calls with a client emergency or holding my breath that the interns can hold down the fort.
I will miss Angela. I’ve never been away from her for more than a night before. But hopefully I’ll come back to her rested, refreshed and with a finished quilt top or two.