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.