There’s nothing like waking up at the beach with the realization that you have absolutely NOTHING to do. There is no deadline, no laundry pick-up, no calls to make. Well, there could be, but when on vacation I pretend that I have entered a parallel universe that forbids me to connect with my work life.
Vacation is a chance to unwind until I walk like the Scarecrow. Vacation is the best classroom, with a teacher formed by the confluence of wind and sea and pelicans.
Here are six things I learned while on vacation. . . .
My sighs are already turning into gasps . . .
Vacation provides the opportunity to exhale. I started sighing the moment we left the house, and sighed until we pulled into the driveway at home.
Now I feel myself holding my breath a little more as I look at everything that needs to be done. There are clients to serve and bills to pay.
But tonight, I’m going to read a book that does not require highlighting. I’m going to relish the runners with back hair who pass by my house.
Because vacations connect me with my true self. And that, my friends, is a very good feeling.