As most of you might have noticed, we haven’t posted on the blog in two weeks. At first it wasn’t intentional; we just had a scheduling conflict and needed to skip our weekly writing day. And then we decided, because life was happening at full speed, that we would take a two week “vacation” from the blog and focus on other priorities.
In the midst of this break, we noticed that vacations are good. Sometimes people take vacations away from the home, their jobs, school, and other things so that they can relax and enjoy a change in their schedule. Our vacation from the blog was actually quite busy. We’ve had personal changes, homeschool (which is a lot harder and more time consuming because second grade is no joke, LOL), and appointments that required more time than we realized.
And that’s okay. Vacations offer us moments of clarity, opportunities to miss what we’ve temporarily abandoned, and the freedom to recharge our mental and physical batteries. More often than not, we are too scared to take a much needed time-out because we fear disappointing someone or that guilt will set in. This process of thinking is unhealthy and the very reason we are all entirely too busy for our own good.
It is completely okay to stop and assess the situation because we have but one life, one moment, one chance to do what we want or need before it becomes the past. So whether you need a vacation from life, from work, or from the every day routine, consider all of the benefits that will come of taking that much needed break.
As Ferris Beuller said…..