The Enemy of the Good (eideteker) wrote,
The Enemy of the Good

I need a vacation

I need a vacation. From everything. From work, from friends, from
relationships, from the Internet. I need a total reset switch for my
brain. Problem is, I've totally forgotten how to vacation. I spend a week
around Christmas with Becca's family in Atlanta, but that's really more of
their thing. It's not really a vacation for me. I'm not doing what I'd
like to be doing. For my birthday, I tried a three-day weekend of doing
nothing, and while restful, I didn't really get anything out of it. I
failed to catch my breath.

It's just that life is slipping by me, and I need to do something about
that. Part of that involves reducing noise for a bit while I work on being
more intentional; more active and less reactive.

I still prize my PA cabin retreat as probably the most restorative
vacation I've ever had. I'd never imagined that walking till your feet
bled and chopping wood till your bruises had blisters could be so
relaxing. Wanderlust is refreshing. Movement is relaxing. Dynamism is

Stillness is stressful. And I feel very stationary right now.

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