Me Time on This Rainy Day!

Hello and happy Friday everyone! I am currently sitting in my front room with an intoxicating candle burning, a cup of green tea, lovely jazz playing on my Bose speaker and doing some genealogy research. About two months ago, I decided to take off Fridays from work and divide my time to genealogy and reading. At first, I felt so guilty not putting in work hours but I decided that if I really wanted to make headway with my genealogy research that I had to commit scheduled time to make it happen. So Fridays seemed liked the best day to end my busy workweek with my genealogy pursuits. Since I didn’t want to overdo it, I divide my typical work hours between genealogy education & research and pleasure reading. Which we all know that I indulge in on a daily basis but to know I have a scheduled date with my books has been so wonderful.

So today I am in the process of finishing taking notes from a book called, “Mastering Online Genealogy” by V. Daniel Quillen. I have several of his books but this one is a library copy that I will soon need to return so I am moving rather quickly through it today to finish.  I also watch Youtube tutorials so I can continue to learn more about researching and then I spend time entering information into my software or attaching photos to people in my software.  I consider myself a beginner and am trying to soak up all the information I can find to avoid common mistakes and to create a good system.

For my reading today, I discovered this new UK magazine called, “Breathe and make time for yourself”. This pairs nicely with my efforts for my OLW (One Little Word) efforts to become more authentic.  Self-care is something we often neglect and I have to catch myself often from burying myself in my to-do lists rather than pausing and caring for myself. So I am hopeful for great inspiration from this magazine. I will let you all know what I think after reading it.

So if it should rain all day, it will be perfect for my garden and my activities today so I am not complaining. I hope you all have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by.

Belinda

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