Hello from hilly, funky, charming Montpelier, Vermont!
I’m in town for a writing retreat at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
The activities start soon, but right now I’m hanging out in a favorite haunt from my student days, La Brioche.
The cafe is run by the New England Culinary Institute.
Young folks in tall white hats are learning to create the world’s finest confections. Let’s hear it for a new generation of bakers!
Back to me and my generation.
When I began the two-year writing program here in 2006, I was in the throes of peri-menopause.
I planned this post to be musings on returning to Vermont College now that I’m in The Great Pause.
How menopause has changed me.
But siting here in La Brioche
Inspired me to write about another kind of pause.
Pausing to ponder, to relax, to take in the funky scene, and to forget those menopausal pounds and select the best looking cupcake in the entire state of Vermont.
I’ve made a Vermont vow to dedicate more time to creative pausing when I get home.
What about you?
Do you allow enough pauses in your busy life?