Jennifer's Place Archive
Take a Break
have a suggestion for you, something I think will do you
a world of good. It won't be easy, and for some it may
sound impossible . . . but consider at least giving it a
try. Here is my idea: Step away from the computer, and
take a break. For a week!
While waiting for our first referral, I spent untold
hours on the computer. Actually, for many of us it
starts before the wait, doesn't it . . . because first
we research adoption, and then countries, and then
agencies, and then we paperchase, join Yahoo groups,
perhaps start our own blog or website and follow
countless others . . . it goes on and on. And once we
are LID and the actual wait begins, the computer becomes
a lifeline to the incredibly supportive, uplifting and
informative adoption community. No one believes in its
importance more that me!
But friends, the time comes when we all need a break!!
Especially if you are feeling especially down or
stressed right now. The sheer volume of information,
rumors and chit-chat is overwhelming! Send a message to
your yahoo groups, post a statement on your blog, and
tape a note on your computer screen: You are taking a
little vacation from the computer! If something
earth-shattering happens, your agency will contact you!
The next step is to plan your little vacation, because
some of you now have a lot of extra time on your hands!!
How about scheduling a manicure or pedicure? Or dinner
out with your husband or a dear friend. Stop by the
video store and rent a few fun movies, go to your
library or bookstore for a great book, relax in a coffee
shop, take a long walk, spend time with the Lord through
a favorite devotional, or simply do nothing. In other
words, take a break from reading about, focusing on,
sharing about, or worrying about your adoption. It may
just be the best thing for you.
Don't worry . . . we'll all be here when you get back!