It is time for a vacation

Posted on August 1, 2018


vacation time

I had an “aha” moment this summer: “Vacation, for me, is just as much a state of mind as a state of place.” We normally don’t go away in the summer; I don’t like the crowds. It can be fun to stick close to home. Our town is deserted since most folks go away.

These long summer days, warm nights and bright mornings are tailor-made for vacation thinking. A few weeks ago, I decided to take a “tech” vacation. I totally shut off my phone and my email. I focused instead on kayaking (no surprise there) and on seeing friends. After the first day, my urge to check my emails went away. I did tell my friends and my work colleagues that I was going to do this, so they were prepared.

While I am not still on my “tech” vacation, I am still feeling refreshed and renewed. I think it is all the time I have spent outside. It is just so good for the soul.

What are you doing for summer vacation?