A Note to Self: Thursday, August 31, 2017:
Remember to rest, even when things are going great.
It's easy to crave time away when you're in a rut, in need of a refresh, or looking for some inspiration. But, right now, I'm actually in a pretty good space.
That doesn't mean there aren't unperceived benefits to stepping away. So, for the rest of this week and next, ManMade is going on vacation.
I'm pretty pumped. I especially like traveling this time of year. Waiting to head out when school is in back in session means the crowds have lightened significantly. But it's also a special time of year. I feel the transition of the
The solar calendar has finally acknowledged what we've all know for a few weeks: it's summer. And with that most blessed of seasons comes the opportunity to get out of town and see the world in all its sun-soaked splendor.
The trick for making all this happen as easily and frequently as possible. Pack lightly, my brothers and sisters.
I wish I could say I loved winning as much as I hate losing (what's up, negativity bias) but unfortunately I can't. So generally speaking I avoid boardwalk-type games that are usually unevenly weighted against the participant, but the recent fervor of state fair mania in my hometown got me thinking about them, when I conveniently came across this...
As trips to Europe are slowly becoming more affordable the dream of exploring European cuisine, history, and sights is becoming more of a reality for many people. While choosing a dream destination can be easy, figuring out your practical accommodations are often harder. Sure there are hotels and hostels, but why not get a sense of the city or country from a true local with AirBnB or another similar resource?
Getting out of town for the weekend makes a difference. It's not just a change of scenery from the rest of week, but there's also that subtle thrill of simply being away. Of going outside. Of spending time in a different location, seeing different sights, hearing different sounds.
Time off is essential. Being inspired by seeing new things is one of the best ways to take care of your self and fuel your creativity. So, if you're gonna do it, you might as well do it right.