Like I have done for the past few years, I arrange my work schedule so that the week between Christmas and New Year has minimal work projects. As the only writer, I assigned no articles that week. I edited ahead of schedule so that I would be free of that duty also. In addition, I turned off my professional social media channels and skipped my weekly review of stats.
Of course, as a one-woman business, I can’t turn everything off, so I checked emails and other items crucial to the running of PeKu. Just having fewer items on my to-do list was quite refreshing. There was time to linger over coffee by the fireplace, availability to go to lunch with my family, and reason to have a tv show marathon on a weekday afternoon.
Last week saw me creeping back into my regular routine. Monday was my ease back into the real world day with time set aside for work projects plus a little set aside for fun. (It was a federal holiday after all!) I also returned to my office for a couple days, as I hadn’t been there for a bit. Aside from the chilly walk to and from the office, it was good to be working outside of my home.
With all of that time away from the regular flow of work, I did spend a good amount of time on fun and frivolous items. I also used that time to think about PeKu and Think Tasty and my goals for each. With only one publication and the corporate site to oversee, I am excited to focus even more deeply on producing the best content possible. This includes not only creating new recipes, but also adding new improvements: better photography, different marketing strategies, and more.
The time off for the holidays was a great way to rejuvenate, both personally and professionally. Now, I’m ready to dive back into PeKu and see where it can go.