You know sometimes, you really just need to get away.
Get away from work, get away from people, even get away from family.
Away from noise, drama and responsibility.
Away from the shit that builds up..
To give yourself some space so you can find the space to keep on fitting everything in.
a two day vacation
Yeah. Two days.
It doesn’t really matter where or how and honestly there are times when a couple of days is all it takes.
I’m writing this sitting in a small campsite at the entrance to a national park about an hour or so from where I live.
When the view works, I can look down along the valley and out onto the Pacific Ocean stretching deep and blue toward the horizon.
There’s half a million people somewhere down there but you wouldn’t know it.
the world will still turn, even if we are not there to watch it spin
Which is exactly what getting away is all about.
It’s about slowing down. Turning off your phone. Enjoying the fact that yes, the world will still turn, shit will happen and the news will still come on at six. You just don’t always have to be there to see it.
It’s a funny thing, how the world just keeps ticking over, even when we are not there to watch it. Especially, as for the most part, we engage with it every day. We wake up with it and we go to bed with it. It surrounds us from all sides. The good, the bad and the indifferent.
And it’s f*****g noisy sometimes.
The thing is, we often don’t realise just how damn noisy the world and our lives, are. After all, we have been living with both for the past fifty-something years and for the most part, we’ve grown used to them.
Grown used to their demands. Grown used to getting on with it. To doing.
Grown used to the life we have found ourselves living.
which is why getting away is just so damn good
Ever wondered why holidays or leave or a vacation is just so damn good?
It’s because we are changing our routine. Because for a week, two or maybe a month we are changing things up. Breaking habits. Opening ourselves up to new possibilities and experiences.
I’m only here for a couple of days. Enough time to get used to my own company again and do a bit of prep for a much longer trip I’ve got coming up.
But bloody hell its good. And if I don’t see another person while I am here it’s not going to bother me all that much. Actually it’s not going to bother me at all.
No-one to tell me what to do, what time it is or where I have to be.
How good is that!!