Lately the market has been so weird/volatile that we have just decided to sit back and watch the carnage. It hasn’t been as bad as we feared, but it’s nice just to take a rest.
Part of our rest involves doing a lot of volunteer work for some groups we support. Some are professional writers’ groups and some are pure-play do-gooders, such as an ag-support group and the local historical society. Those are nice, positive activities and give us a sense that we are of some value aside from our professional occupation’s contribution.
The other part of rest is a weekend on the Coast to enjoy spa treatments, cooking classes, walks, singing, and other relaxing, low-key activities which did not require any heavy-duty thinking or responsible behavior. We just got back to the home/office this afternoon and are all charged up and more than ready to do some real work. It does one good to get away for a while.