Monday, December 7, 2015

Motivational Monday . . . and a Break


REST
AND
BE THANKFUL.
(William Wordsworth)

During last week's IWSG post, I talked about feeling lost and burned out. Many of you recommended taking a break, recharging the batteries, refilling the creative well. Since you are a smart, creative bunch of folks, I decided to follow your advice (after checking with the tortoises, of course, since they do kind of run things around here. I am nothing but a shell-less minion to them.)

I'll still be popping in and out and visiting your blogs, but I won't be posting anything new until the end of December or the beginning of 2016. So, I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and encouragement. My words would just be out there flailing around in the world without wonderful readers like you. 

All of us here at The Shellshank Redemption wish you a wonderful holiday season! Enjoy!

38 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

Re: shell-less minion

ROTFL! I'm glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. Enjoy your break. We'll be here when you get back.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'm sure your keyboard was glad you weren't drinking anything either. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have a Merry Christmas and to what the tortoises say!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Hope you have a Merry Christmas, too, Alex!

Christine Rains said...

Have a happy Christmas! And enjoy your break. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Christine! Have a great holiday!

Tamara Narayan said...

Enjoy. Merry Christmas!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

Enjoy your break. It's just what you need. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I do think it's what I need right now. Merry Christmas to you!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Take all the time you need. Be kind to her turtles!

Anonymous said...

Have a nice break!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

They should be kind to me! They're tough bosses. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you!

emaginette said...

Enjoy your rest. :-)

Anna from Elements of Writing

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks! :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Enjoy your break, Madeline! It is well deserved.

(But I'm glad you'll still be visiting. I'd miss you.)

Happy holidays!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

I'd miss all of you guys, too!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Enjoy your break, Madeline, and come back refreshed and creatively energized. I'm recovering from a deep funk (partially because of the knee surgery) and finally feel like writing again. I think our energy goes in cycles just like the rest of life.

Crystal Collier said...

Oh good! Nothing better than recharging the battery. Have a great break and I really hope you enjoy your holidays more without the added pressure.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you for the reminder about those energy cycles. And I'm glad to hear you're feeling better and feeling like writing again. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thanks, Crystal! I really think I will enjoy everything a bit more.

Loni Townsend said...

Have a great break! I hope you store up a lot of creative energy to use in the new year!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Me, too! :)

Elise Fallson said...

I think this time of year can be stressful for a lot of folks, taking a break is a good idea. Just don't take too long of a break, sometimes it can be hard to jump back in afterwards. Trust me. Anyway, recharge, enjoy your break, and hit the ground running when you come back. Happy holidays!! :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Good point about not taking too long a break. Happy Holidays to you, too!

Murees Dupè said...

Hope you have a fantastic festive season. See you next year!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you! The same to you. :)

Shannon Lawrence said...

Have a great and refreshing break! I think I'll take off Christmas week, at least.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you! And I hope your break is a good one, too.

Anonymous said...

Good for you! Taking a break, believe it or not, can be very difficult, but it is great that you are taking some time to yourself.

Thanks for stopping by my blog for December's IWSG, and I hope you feel recharged soon!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

It really is hard for a lot of people to take a break, to relax. I'm not doing the best job at it right now, but I'm trying. :)

Hart Johnson said...

Have a good rest! Hope you come back feeling inspired!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Me, too. :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Merry Christmas, Madeline, family and turtles!

Enjoy the holidays and lots of rest and relaxation. :)

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Thank you! We all hope you have a great Christmas, too. :)

Jillian Schmidt said...

"Shell-less minion" is my new favorite nickname. I hope your break is peaceful and re-energizing!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Ha! :)

It was a pretty good break, but I'm ready to get back to things....