On Filling the Well - Christine Kane

I just got off the phone with Kathy, one of my best friends in the world. It’s her birthday. And I had to find the one place in Hatteras Village where there was enough cell phone signal to call her.  (It also happens that there’s free wi-fi in this same spot!)

Anyway, Kathy asked me how my first day of vacation was. And I told her the truth.  All I’ve done is sleep.  This led us to a conversation about filling the well, taking time away, and the difference between Feeding Yourself and Distracting Yourself. I said, “Wow. This could be a good blog post!”

But not today.

Or this week.

This week I’m taking time to fill the well, feed myself and – apparently – sleep a lot!

In the meantime, thank you for being my reader! I so appreciate this community. I’ll post on Tuesday after Labor Day!

  • Rhiannon

    Enjoy your well earned break. Thanks for the continued inspiration. *Wave* from Tallinn. A working trip for me, but punctuated with lots of loitering in cafes.

  • Marg in Mirror, AB, Canada

    Have a great holiday, Christine and remember the shoemaker’s kids… Keep yourself shod! 🙂

  • andy maxwell

    looking forward impatiently to the post 😀

  • Thauna

    Enjoy your restful vacation…and that does sound like a wonderful post for when you return with your well full! :o)

  • Jeri

    Enjoy and fill er’ up!

  • Leela

    When I was 19 I met a wise writing student who said in essence: there is no writer’s block, there are just fallow times and fertile times. May we continue to hold space for the fallow times. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching

    Congratulations on letting the siren song of blogging fade away and concentrating on what’s important to you right now. I know that’s not always an easy thing for me. 🙂

  • Jadyn

    Thank you for this. I hope you are having a great time re-filling your well. What a great concept. I have been very busy and have been trying to figure out why I haven’t felt like doing anything for the last couple of days. Maybe that means it’s time to sit still and fill my well for a bit – without beating myself up for it. Thanks again for the reminder that this is important!

  • amypalko

    This is something I am oh so familiar with, Christine. When I finally finished my thesis and handed it in I literally slept for 2 weeks! Have never felt so in need of filling that well – don’t know if I ever will again, in fact 😉
    Wishing you a wonderfully restful week & I look forward to your return

  • pam

    Ooooh, that sounds like a great blog topic. Can’t wait to read it. And Cape Hatteras is one of my favorite places in the world. Hope you have a lovely, restful vacation!

  • DianeDoodles

    Enjoy this time and fill the well with sweet memories!

  • Mary Miller

    Sweet dreams Christine & may your well overfloweth.

  • Patricia Wah

    Thank you for sharing Christine, fill the well, relax and enjoy your vacation!

    Regards from Mexico,


  • Patricia

    Exactly! We get so proud of ourselves for being bizzy that we forget the importance of sitting still.
    Enjoy and refresh!

  • Mary Jo (Sam)

    Beautiful phhoto, by the way!

  • Mary Jo (Sam)

    Thank you for the reminder! If we don’t feed and nurture ourselves and take time to breathe, it becomes vwery easy to reach that point where we are so depleted that we cannot nurture anyone else, and then need alot of nurturing from others! (Learned that one the hard way). Enjoy your vacation and will look forward to more posts!

  • Slices of Beauty

    Enjoy Christine, you rock!

  • Deanne

    Looking forward to the post:) But do enjoy your rest! how true, and how easy to forget to fill up the tank. Cheers

  • Sue Sullivan

    Filling the well is as important as everything else we do…actually it’s what fuels us to do the rest.

    Enjoy yours to the fullest, Christine!

  • Lynne

    As I keep telling myself, “Watch and learn, Lynne — Watch and learn.” Thanks for providing such a great example — have a WONDERFUL time!

  • alina

    Thank you for writing this blog:) You are such a wonderful teacher, have a blissful time feeding yourself:)

  • Joanne Giesbrecht

    Have a wonderful rest. Get refreshed, refilled, rejuvenated and restored. “See” you when you get back. Hugs.