Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Taking a Break


Guilt.  That’s what I feel if I’m not being productive.  During the week, I work a full-time job that I enjoy very much.  Each day, I tackle my workload and feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day.

On the weekend is where I struggle.  I realize the weekend should be the time to enjoy ourselves, spend time with family and friends and relax.  In my mind, relaxation means laziness.

I envy people who can spend a rainy Saturday reading a book all day or watching classic movies.  I want to be that person, but I realize I’m not and wonder if I ever can be that person.  I always have a list of what I want to accomplish whether it’s household chores, writing projects or studying.

On Saturday morning, I feel I have to accomplish as much as I can in the next two days and often go back to work Monday feeling tired.  I admit, even though my body is tired, I feel good that I got so much done, but at some point, our bodies need rest.

Is it difficult for you to put your projects aside and just relax?


Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

4 thoughts on “Taking a Break

  1. I can remember when I was like that. Not anymore, I’ve finally learned the meaning of stopping to smell the roses. Now if I could just find the time to do that. LOL.


  2. Jill, I don’t remember ever reading this before! I am just the opposite most of the time. I have lists of things in my head I “say” I want to do, but relaxing takes priority after regular daily chores or visiting with my family! Ha, ha! Well, you have accomplished quite a bit, so that is something to be proud of, my friend! 🙂


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