Like most children, I looked forward to summer as a girl. One of the many reasons why was that I could choose any book at the library to read, earn points toward the Book-It program, and get free pizza. Free pizza for reading books? Yes, please!
Today, I still adore pizza and books. Though I can’t afford to feed your pizza cravings, I can give away a copy of my next release! Here’s how you can enter for a chance to win.
Snap a picture of any of my books during your summer travels, which can include something as simple as a poolside retreat or as adventuresome as Italy, where my friend and colleague recently traveled. Kindle or paperback copy works fine.
Then, share your picture on social media and tag me on any of these sites:
Have you ever wished that summer break were mandatory for everyone? I certainly have, but wishful thinking gets us nowhere. However, those of us who work year round can still find ways to beat burn-out.
Clear the calendar
This item is the hardest for me. No matter how much I try, my weekly calendar (not counting work obligations) looks like ink exploded all over it.
The only tip that seems to work is scheduling mandatory “do-not-disturb” time. If someone asks for that time, we can respond, “Sorry, but my calendar is booked.”
It’s not a lie. We’ve set aside intentional time for ourselves (and our families), and honestly, that’s a very good thing.