Breaking Busy + More Vacays

IMG_0195Dress: TOPSHOP (c/o) / Hat: Goorin Brothers

They say never to send a pitch on Fridays because it’s not the day people want to be thinking about pitches or work. So just remember, don’t send important emails on Fridays, wait for Monday.

It is also said when you start a blog post, to delete the first paragraph because it’s just unimportant rambling – and I already did that so that’s what’s left, haha.

I’m starting my summer tour. In a few weeks I’m visiting New York. I can’t wait to share the newness of re-exploring the Big Apple at this stage of my life. I’m going with a girlfriend and we’re attending a fancy awards dinner, yours truly is a finalist for a Golden Link Award (for blogging) from Rakuten Marketing so this is a good excuse as any to venture east, put on a fancy dress and buy another I ♥ NY shirt.

Benjamin said the other night, “Boy, you like to travel,” and I said since it’s in the US I don’t count it as travel, and as my gf Ashley says, if you’ve already been, you’re visiting. So, I’m visiting that gorgeous state of New York.

I’m starting to stop proudly telling people I’m busy. I am busy, but it’s not always good.

If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.

I was incredibly busy last month and busy in the overwhelming, stressful way. This is not the busy one wants to be – I completed my commitments and now I want to enjoy every second of upcoming travels, embrace the projects that I’m passionate about it. I’m also learning to say no, stop volunteering for things because I feel obligated, and even if I’m free, I don’t need to agree to go just fill up my schedule. I’m taking mental health days because I need it, they are called vacations and a break away from sitting in front of my screen all day – and I’m making memories with my giggly girlfriends and hubby.

I’m reading a book called Breaking Busy, it’s a Christian book and if you aren’t a Christian you can still benefit from reading it. Just a few pages in my mindset has already changed on how society makes us think we have to hustle, and that our self worth is about being busy. You know what matters in life? Relationships, souls!

Working is great, you have to sustain a lifestyle, there are bills to pay, trips, all of it. But then I thought to myself, maybe if I was less busy buying junk, I could be less busy working trying to pay for it. Put that in a fortune cookie.

On that note, I hope you have the most wonderful non busy weekend, ever. xx

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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