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Since my last update, we haven’t traveled much. We’ve moved from Wyoming south to Colorado.
We’ve worked one job at Persephone Bakery in Jackson, Wyoming. It is by far the most deliciously perfect job we’ve worked in our travels! Gluten free chocolate cookies. That’s all you need to know.
In the past couple weeks, we’ve visited some of the most famous national parks in the country, and we’ve learned a little something about ourselves.
We need days “off.”
Before you roll your eyes because you work 40 hours a week and what we are doing isn’t “work,” let me give you a little insight to our days.
We rise with the sun each morning. Well, Heath does. Then he gently comes to tell me that my coffee is ready, turns off the A/C, and I slowly crawl out bed like a scene from the Walking Dead. Waking up is hard work, amen?
We write, eat breakfast, write some more, send some emails, pack up everything for the RV and hit the road. We drive for 3-6 hours, calling RV parks on the road trying to find a place to stay, park, set up the RV, eat dinner, pass out. Things like laundry or staying in touch with friends or editing video content get pushed to the wayside in our busy travel days. (Imagine how you feel driving home from vacation, that’s how we feel at the end of every day.)
On days when we don’t travel, we are either on our feet filming and working all day, or hiking around mountains in search of bears (because I want to see an adult one!). Even on those days, our mornings are busy with writing and packing up the RV. There isn’t a day that goes by that isn’t filled with activity.
So we’ve been taking days off, and by that I mean staying an extra day in assorted small towns across America where we can stay inside and work all day. We glue ourselves to the kitchen table and write and research and edit footage.
Now we feel a little bit more in sync, both with each other and with our work. Sometimes you just need a day off, or in our case, a day of catching up with work, to feel better. We are less stressed because we don’t feel behind with work and we’re happier because we feel more connected with our audience.
This week we will be working a job in Boulder, Colorado before moving on to South Dakota.
This is day 15 of my 30 Blogs in 30 Days Challenge. We are halfway there and still going strong! We have been on the road 68 days and have about 140 more to go!
15 posts in 15 days! Yeah! I really look forward to your posts each day. Keep on writing!
I don’t think I would call that a day off! Sounds like an inside work day…less stress does equal happier people! Just make sure that adult bear that you encounter is in the distance!
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