Sunday, August 7, 2011

One Week Down, One to Go

I'm in the middle of my first two-week vacation since I started with my current employer 8 years ago. It is freaking awesome.

So many people asked where I was going. Nowhere, I happily answered. What are you and the girls going to do? Mostly, take a break from each other! They're home with me on and off during these two weeks, but I took the time so that I could actually not be with anyone.

I love my job, my friends, my family, but what I really wanted was to just be. Few expectations, few responsibilities, and do what I want to do.

It's been a busy summer, and once school starts, we're going to be busier than ever. So when this opportunity came along, I grabbed it.

Ironically, my work Bberry suffered a malfunction that rendered it useless my last day in the office. While it was weird for a while, it's been quite freeing not to have it. Whatever's going on is not my problem right now.

My past days off has usually been limited to a couple of days here and there, and my mind would be cluttered with shoulds. I should be cleaning out the closet, I should be doing this or that. This time, there's enough time that when I feel like doing something, I do it. And when I don't, there is no guilt to fight. I won't be able to do this again for at least a couple of years, so I'm enjoying it as much as possible.

I think by the time this is over, I'll be ready to get back to real life. I like my real life, so even if I groan when the alarm goes off again, I'll get over it soon enough.

Right now, I'm thrilled that it's still another week away.


BigLittleWolf said...

Sometimes, doing "nothing" is the perfect "something" when our somethings are usually overflowing.

Glad you're enjoying your break!

Anonymous said...

Hey...that's my idea of a PERFECT vacation...doing nothing! I am glad someone's doing it!