So I've been away to camp again and resting the soul. These trips to my sanctuary are so vital to my life, I can't imagine not having a place like this to escape to. Everyone who wants to strive for a stress-free life has to have a place to escape to. Mine is a physical place. Once there, it is a spiritual place as well.
I hear that most North Americans don't take the annual vacation that is allotted to them. This perplexes me to no end. You have an opportunity to take a break from the busy work world, with full pay and benefits, and you don't take it? I can understand if not everyone in the family can get time off together, then you may not take a vacation faraway. But even to veg and sit in the backyard, with your feet soaking in a wading pool. Why not?
Is it because this typical American is afraid of losing their job? I heard this too. How can this be? If your job is so tenuous, is it a place worth working at? What do you mean "they can't cope without me?" I worry, how can your body, mind and soul cope without rest?
I suppose I am greedy and I put my needs in front of the company needs. For a long long time I was self employed and so time off was time off without pay. I still took it back then. But man, is it ever sweeter now!
Be good to yourself and those around you. Renew and refresh yourself by "getting away".