The Upside Of Downtime

FullSizeRenderHave we talked about burnt toast yet? And how, in my experience, it’s usually the mom of the house who eats the one slice that spent too long in the toaster, passing along the beautifully burnished ones to everyone else?

It’s what we do. And it’s not a bad thing. Except sometimes.

Sometimes there’s a serious need to take the better slice. There’s an upside to putting yourself first, which is why, a week from now, I’m taking a little time for myself — to nurture my intellect, my friendships, and my connections by hightailing it to Vermont for a unique gathering of fellow food writers, dietitians, and bloggers.

Called Blog Brulee (cute, right?), its mission is to “set fire to better blogs”.  The group will hole up at Smuggler’s Notch outside of Burlington, where we’ll work on food styling and photography, hone our writing skills, and nerd out on blog terminology.

We will also eat really well, thanks to the sponsors who are underwriting this adventure. And I’d venture to guess they most definitely will NOT be serving us burnt toast.

How do you plan to nurture yourself this week?

This month?

This year?

Disclosure: My attendance at Blog Brûlée is underwritten, in part, by its sponsors. I also received a reduced registration as compensation for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

Comments

09.04.2015 at6:38 AM #

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

This makes me want to shed a tear I can relate so much. Looking forward to meeting you next week Katie!

09.04.2015 at6:38 AM #

katiemorford

Awww…look forward to meeting you too, Katie. I love your photos.

09.04.2015 at6:43 AM #

Natascha

I can relate. My husband travels for a living. Have a great week. The bread in the picture did you make it or buy it? Looks delicious.!!!

09.04.2015 at6:43 AM #

katiemorford

I’ve gone through long stretches when my hubby travels, too. You need a break! The bread is from the Noe Valley bakery here in San Francisco. It’s delicious (especially when it’s not burnt).

09.04.2015 at7:14 AM #

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon

I am looking forward to the downtime too – and meeting everyone! See you next weekend!

09.04.2015 at7:14 AM #

katiemorford

Yay! Looking forward to it.

09.04.2015 at9:02 AM #

Sally @ Real Mom Nutrition

You are so right about the toast… 🙂 Really looking forward to seeing you at Blog Brûlée!

09.04.2015 at9:08 AM #

Anne|Craving Something Healthy

I can SO relate to that burnt toast! I’m really looking forward to getting away to VT too and can’t wait to meet you Katie!

09.04.2015 at9:08 AM #

katiemorford

Ditto Anne!

09.04.2015 at9:22 AM #

Deanna Segrave-Daly

While it might feel a bit less like downtime to me, Regan & Robin (lol), we are so excited to see all of you and get this party started!

09.04.2015 at9:22 AM #

katiemorford

I was thinking that. You guys have a lot on your plate. We are all very grateful.

09.05.2015 at12:11 PM #

Kate

Have a great time Katie! And share what you learn, ‘kay?

09.05.2015 at12:11 PM #

katiemorford

will do!!

09.05.2015 at7:23 PM #

Katie @ 24 Carrot Life

I can’t wait to nerd out on all things blog-related too. Looking forward to meeting you soon, Katie!

09.06.2015 at10:26 AM #

Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen

Yay!! SO excited for next week :))

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