I realized this morning that I need a spring break. Yes, technically, I already had one. Two, in fact: one from the college where I teach and one from the university I am attending. However, they didn’t come at the same time, and somehow the weeks came and went without my getting to a lot of the things I wanted to do. I didn’t feel in control of the break time.

So, this morning, as I was thinking how I’ve already taken a couple of days off from this blog because of stubborn seasonal migraines and was pondering a post about April writing goals, it hit me: A few days of focused early morning time for long-term planning and more self-care would be nice. It’s good timing. I don’t get a new set of papers to grade until Monday, and I just finished a large class project. Often the best breaks come not when we’re too busy, but when we have the relaxed time to enjoy them.

In the past, I would have lost sleep over the fact that I won’t technically be blogging every day, but that’s really not the point of the Daily Post Challenge, anyway. I’ll probably post twice on a few days later along the way to get to 365 posts by the end of the year.

Do you need a spring break in a particular area of your life? Why not find a way to give it to yourself as a form of self care? You deserve it.