I’ve got a confession to make. It’s one I haven’t shared with very many people. In fact, I’m not even sure my closest friends know.
I can’t work when it’s sunny.
The glare hits my computer screen. My office heats up. Margaritas on a deck beckon. It doesn’t help that I live near the water. A quick glance reveals that the water is just beyond…nearly within my reach.
Oh, and that sun….today, I found myself stretched out on a bench in the park at 3 o’clock. The temperature was positively balmy. I couldn’t get enough.
Now, truth be told, none of you would be very impressed at what passes for balmy in Vancouver in May. 21C or just under 70F. But it was a gorgeous day. Kids were running around at the park. It was impossible to get parking near the beach. The sun season has arrived and I’m already shifting into long weekend mode – and I’ve got four more days to go.
Well, three, actually. I’m ditching work Friday too. And I sort of made a half-hearted attempt at work today.
But that’s okay. As I’ve mentioned recently, it’s important to practice self care when you run a business. And my recent guest post author, Ryan Rivera, said it’s important to take time off before exhaustion hits. Breaks are good for us.
Besides, I can’t work when it’s sunny. I suppose it’s a good thing I live in Vancouver, though, and not California. At least sun is a rare gift in Vancouver – work isn’t usually so tough.
But today…today was about the sun. And I feel good about that.