Before I took off to Maine, I wanted to work ahead and be ready to take some time away from my computer, so I could truly enjoy a slower pace. The working ahead was the easy part, the slower pace was the hard part. I have such a go, go, go mentality that it’s really hard for me to shut my brain off. It’s a blessing and a curse. Some people wish they had more motivation, while I wish I could slow mine down just a touch—at least some of the time. Working ahead feels so natural .