Ah, Sherry, I totally get the not relaxing! I can manage a hour here or there and the occasional getaway but even then I am thinking of all that awaits when I return. I often wonder if it’s worth it. And, real vacations of at least a week? Please! Two weeks of 60 or more hours of work just to be able to go, plus all the planning and arrangements to create the vacation, then returning to two or more weeks of 60 + or hours of work to get caught up from having the audacity to take a real vacation. Hardly worth it.

And, what if the vacation is stressful, which often happens. Last year my injured psoas muscle made our annual NYC trip an adventure in pain, resulting in curbed plans and missed opportunities. Or, trips with travel delays or cancelations. Let’s not forget bad weather. One NYC trip was a literal washout.

One true vacation a year and it’s a failure. But, you still have all the prep and post work for an experience that was neither fun nor relaxing.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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