I work a lot. I could have a "real job" because let's face it--my job is awesome. But: I work a lot.

Some people tell me: "then maybe you're doing the wrong thing" or "maybe it's a bad sign that you call it work".  To them I would say no-- I love what I do, but that doesn't negate the fact that my schedule is pretty crazy and "slowing down" isn't something I know how to do.

I'm always on the go-- during the week I'll get into work around 9:00 a.m. and outside of a lunch or by break for the gym, I go home for the day around midnight.  On the weekends, I'm hosting events, bars, and on Sunday's, I'm getting ready for the coming week. I'm blessed to have a boss that enables me to carry responsibility and get it done--no matter the schedule.

When I decided I was going to take some time away from work to visit my grandma (the woman who essentially raised me) and my aunt and uncle in Houston--I didn't expect it to be as wholesome as it was. I KNEW I would love sharing the time, stories and memories--but wow, am I feeling recharged. When I leave town for vacation, it's never actually "down time"-- it's someplace with friends that consists of going out and doing things around the clock until it's time to come home. This trip to Houston? I slowed down and for the first time in a long time: enjoyed time.

I spent time talking to my grandmother, I got to know my aunt and uncle on a more "adult level" in the sense of, talking about life--thing you don't do when you're a kid. I rested and soaked up time and love with my family and it really put my life in perspective. I don't always need to be glued to my phone or on the run-- yes, it's the lifestyle I love--but slowing down? That felt amazing.

I'm glad to be back in Boise and I'm blessed to be back at work--feeling more recharged than ever.

When was the last time YOU got to recharge? How do you do it?