Thanks to a wonderful friend, this past weekend I was able to get away for a relaxing few days at a cabin in the Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico.  It was intended to be both a work and play weekend, so we set aside time for both.  Amazingly (to me anyway), I got a ton of work done on our work day.  Not only that, I feel like I have moved past the end of the semester funk that I had been in the last few weeks.

After finishing what was a very intense Spring semester, I had given myself some time off to recoup.  This time included a trip to North Carolina where I was able to visit with friends as well as attend the Educator Council retreat for CEINW.  I fully intended to buckle down and get a good start on my Summer to do list when I returned, but I just hadn’t had the mental energy to tackle the work I need to do since then.  I would “work”, but it was really more just piddling around with things, rather than really feeling like I was able to get real work done.

However, I think getting away from my daily routine and being in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico has re-energized me and now I am ready to dive into the Summer to do list.

So here’s to the power of getting away to get some work done!

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This is the view from the porch of the cabin where I was working – fresh air, the smell of pines, and mountain views – all good for work!

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