25 April 2012


I have this love/hate relationship with vacations. I love to travel and explore and have adventures, and the best time to do that is your 2 week vacation block from work. But what I find about myself, and other people who “vacation”, is that you end up coming back from vacation more tired than you left. It’s sort of the same with weekends: all week people look forward to having “time off” but end up doing more on their “day off” than they did during the workweek.

Not that I do that to the extreme, but I do find I defeat the purpose of “day off” and “vacation” when I plan to do a lot with that time instead of chilling out.

For my mental health, I think it’s going to become far more important to make a point of chilling out on weekends and incorporating a lot more stay-cations. I mean, why else would I spend all my time away from your house, at work, to pay for something I never see and have hobbies I never do?

"I honestly if I get a vacation I'm gonna go and sit on my couch in New York ‘cause that's the one place I haven't been for a very long time."
--Matt Damon

"Sand in my Shoes" by Dido


  1. Why is that? Vacations make people tired...and the weekend seems to fly by...not fair in my humble opinion.Great post thanks for sharing

  2. Hi,
    I'm visiting on the A to Z Challenge. I also chose Vacation. I totally agree with you!!! You may want to check out our 'girls' vacation. It was very relaxing.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images