After eight long years, I finally did it. I took a real, bona fide vacation.
I didn’t check my email. I didn’t rush to publish blog posts. (Did you miss me?) I didn’t tweet from the restaurant, stop what I was doing to capture the perfect Instagram photo (okay, maybe once or twice) or click on Facebook’s “Message Waiting” icon. I left my laptop in my carry-on luggage and sent all incoming phone calls to voice mail.
And I didn’t feel bad. At all. Not even a little bit.
The social media world did not fall apart without me. When I accessed my blog this morning, it was still here. No one called me out for failing to respond to a tweet; no one demanded an immediate email response. I was able to rest, relax and rejuvenate. It was glorious.
This week, I’m back to the grind. I spent the entire evening in catch-up mode and I shudder to think of all the deliverables coming up. But it’s worth it. I have newfound focus, clarification and determination. I know what I want to do and who I want to be. And I know I need to take vacations more often – especially to destinations that have palm trees and rum punch. Oh yes.
For now, it’s back to business! It’s good to be back, friends!
Glad your trip was great!!
Now it is time for me to have one and hopefully soon!
I think it is very healthy to take a complete break to enjoy ones self, family and friends a few times a year
Glad to hear your trip went well,we all need to get away some times and reboot!
Glad to hear you had a wonderful get away! there is something so special about holidays and really unplugging from the daily grind – it really invigorates and refreshes you!
I think it is important to unplug when on vacation but it is difficult to do. Congrats on doing that and having a great vacation.
Welcome back! Glad you had some time to “unplug” this is crucial
Glad to hear that you had a wonderful, relaxing vacation with your family. Love all your instagram pics.
Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, and you left the electronics alone!! glad to have you back!!
Welcome back! Glad you had a great vacation!
Don’t let your dreams be dreams.
Sounds like you needed it. Glad it was relaxing.
I need to go on vacation to collect those Sprite cans
That sounds glorious. And makes me super anxious!
Eight years?! Sheesh, I thought I was bad at going 4 years without a proper vacation! I hope you enjoyed your well-deserved time off.
La Cuisine d'Helene
It’s always nice to disconnect, once in a while. I’m sure you enjoyed your time off :)
Everybody needs a break sometimes. So glad you enjoyed yourself! You definitely deserved it after 8 years!
It’s good to unplug and to take time to restore and rejuvenate. Good for you.
we did that a few years ago in Cuba – really good idea
Unplugging is so important. We get so caught up in social media that it gets addictive and a chore at the same time!
I love taking cruises for that reason that I’m totally cut off and I don’t check the internet and no calls for the whole time!
So glad to you had great time!
I find that I think I will miss my electronics but once I’m surrounded by peacefulness, nature, & sunshine on vacation I don’t even miss my social media life at all. It’s so good for the soul to get away from it all!
Hope you had a great vacation. We all need a break from this busy world now and then.
Love taking time off for myself – good for the soul
Glad you had a great time and welcome back to reality.
Everyone needs some time off every once in awhile. This reminds me that I need some time too.
I think it’s important to every once in a while, just veg on a vacation – read some books, get in touch with your spouse and forget about work.
Sounds like a great trip , i can dream lol glad to hear you had a Wonderful time :)
Debbie White Beattie
Everyone should be able to take a vacation with no work and I’m glad you really enjoyed yourself. Here’s to your next me only vacation !
I need a relaxing getaway too.