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You're right about the mural. We were talking about sprucing up the roof somehow. Our presentation editor even wants to build a deck.
Diana, we're going to miss you. You're exactly right about how we all need to get out of our comfort zone from time to time and see the world through another's eyes.
Observer, I agree with you about getting out and around. That's incredibly important to journalists with desk jobs.
Day trips around the area. It seems I invariably come across something new and frequently thought-provoking.
One suggestion I picked up during my Maynard Institute fellowship was going to a bookstore and picking out a book from a section I normally wouldn't go near. It's especially important to get out of a comfort zone when working in journalism. I agree that we all tend to get a bit too comfortable with what we see and experience every day, but for the sake of personal growth and perspective, we have to get "uncomfortable."
What I do when I'm experiencing homeschool burnout is to pack up kids, sketchpads, cameras, and blankets and head to the duck pond. Have you noticed how aggressive those geese are? Being outdoors really helps heal my brain. The bike trail works too.
Some of those buildings downtown are so cool with the little roof-decks right outside the second story window.
P.S. You need someone to paint a mural of a beach scape on that blank wall beside you. Can you set up a few hammocks next time? =D