It’s been a year and a half since my last vacation.
I suppose it’s been that long since I don’t think I need to take off.
I love my life and my job, so I don’t really need to vacate, right?
It’s interesting how we often think of vacations as a way to run away from our lives.
“I need a vacation” is code for needing a break from our day-to-day slog.
The actual definition of is: A period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation.
Nowhere in that definition does it read that we’re running away or avoiding our lives.
And yet that’s how it’s known culturally.
When we’re not running away from something or checking out from life, how do we spend this time?
Over the next few days I’ll enhance my life by being off the grid. We’ll hike, explore, read, sleep. Mostly we’ll have unscheduled time to do whatever we want.
This won’t be in reaction to my life, but in support of it.
That’s such a different way to look at vacations.
I love what Seth Godin has said about vacations:
Instead of wondering what your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.
I don’t feel like I need to escape from life anymore. What a beautiful thing.