I’m not sure when the grind became an aspect people started chasing after. “If you aren’t grinding, are you even working?” “If you’re sleeping and healthy, are you working hard enough?” And on and on. To be honest, I’m even sure when it became more of my own reality than I wanted it to be. But it did.
To be honest, it’s all I’ve ever known. It’s the way I was raised. I’ve always been a hard worker and I value a strong work ethic. So hear me when I say this: I don’t think the grind or working hard is bad. But I do think that constantly grinding at the sake of your own health and relationships, is not worth it. And that’s just my own personal value. I believe that hard work absolutely has its place, as long as there is also time for rest and play.
I was fortunate enough to come out to Australia for work for 2 weeks. I worked every single day and I don’t regret it. After that, I shimmied over to New Zealand and took 5 full days off from work. As an entrepreneur who runs her own small coaching business - that wasn’t easy for me. But I knew the importance of a holiday on not only my health, but also my business, so I took one. And holy goodness am I glad I did.
I rested. I laughed. I ate. I slept. I explored. I dreamed. And I’m leaving filled up.
So goodbye New Zealand, thanks for giving me the space to rest and dream again. Stoked to head back to the states and start working on some projects 😍🖤