As I sit back at my desk and, for a moment, stare into space…I start to reminisce about my holiday last month. I spent 12 months saving for it and then wishing my life away to be enjoying it. Where did it go? Desperately trying to hang onto the memories as they fade into work, home and the household DIY life I live on a day to day basis, I now feel robbed!
I’m a driven individual – I love my work, have great friends and my home life is also a lucky, love-filled one, however I live it on roller skates. When Monday comes and someone says “did you have a nice weekend?”, it takes me a couple of minutes to try and remember what I did! Life for most, if you are anything like me, can mean routine, rushing from one meeting or crisis to the next and being bogged down on the life treadmill.
This sometimes means there is not enough time to actually sit back and enjoy the moment. I’ve become someone who’s planning campaigns that span 6 to 12 months, always thinking about work. I will often be working on Christmas projects throughout summer, so when a holiday is booked it’s almost like the light at the end of a tunnel.
I’ve learnt as I’ve got older, that time with my family, time to myself and time to switch off is invaluable. I’ve also learnt if I don’t leave the country to do it, I will continue to work and get bothered by ‘things or life in general’.
So I know how much a holiday means to me, as for a little while it allows me to escape, take my roller skates off and just enjoy the moment, because one day those moments and opportunities will run out. Also for my own sanity, wellbeing and general… what is it all for, I need a break! For all the cars, nice houses, shoes and handbags etc etc. I’d rather be on holiday!
This year I visited Anna Maria Island, I would highly recommend it! I also know I’ve left part of me back there, so I don’t think it will be long before I go back to find it.
So if you ever find yourself thinking you can’t find time to have time off, sit back and think again. Everyone needs a holiday, an escape or just some time out…It also gives your colleagues a break from you too… Yes holidays and time out work both ways!
Written by Julie