A few days ago I got one of these automated messages from HR: Reminder. Your unpaid leave ends. In 60 days.
What?! That cannot be true! How can my sabbatical end in 60 days when I haven’t had time to write my book yet?! What have I done the past 4 months?
Well, actually, I have done a lot.
I have done some serious healing and I feel great 💪
I have caught up (a bit) with my long reading list and I feel inspired 🧚
I have launched The Writing Flow and I am super proud 🥳
I have walked many kilometers on long-distance trails in Tuscany, Italy and on Bornholm, Denmark 🥾 and written 3 blog articles about my experiences with mindful walking and writing (Mindful walking and writing: Getting fresh thoughts on paper)(Mindful walking and writing: Walk of thoughts)(Walk and write: Memories of the Via Francigena)
I have had 2 kids home from school and kindergarten for the past 6 weeks
But: I have not written the book I had wanted to write.
I even signed up for a 30-day book writing challenge which ended like yesterday. I made it through Day 4 of the challenge and my self-set „punishment“ for not completing the first draft of my book was broiling a chicken. As if I am ever going to do that!!
But enough ranting. No, I have not completed the first draft of my book as I had set out to do. But honestly, I know better than that. I know that there is time for writing and there is time for thinking and for other things in life. By now you know that I love writing. And that is all it takes. Love it and the writing will come.
A bit of though love is quite helpful though, at times. So here is my plan:
After my upcoming hiking trip to the Austrian mountains where I will experiment more walking and writing techniques with my husband as guinea pig, I will steal 25 minutes a day to write my book. 30 days starting September 8.
Why 30 days, why September 8? Because I will receive another message from HR: Reminder. Your unpaid leave ends. In 30 days.
Do you want to shower me with some tough love during my „last 30 days of my sabbatical“-book-writing challenge September 8 to October 7?
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Even better: Let me know your own 30 days – 25 min/day project that you will tackle with ❤️ between September 8 and October 7. Post it in the comment section or write me an email! Let’s have fun together! 👯♂️
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