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Vacations worth the effort of not?

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Why is getting ready for a vacation so S.T.R.E.S.S.F.U.L.? Because you have to do two weeks worth of stuff to be able to take a week off. Then when you get back you get to spend two weeks getting caught back up. Is it R.E.A.L.L.Y. worth all the effort to go in the first place?

Also, you have to save, save, save for a year. To spend it all in like a week.

Plan, plan, plan again worth the effort or not?

IDK, I'll have to let you know when I get back. emoticon
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    Oh, I adore vacations... mini ones (like a weekend getaway) and big ones (like flights, new languages, new cultures, etc). But I adore the planning and anticipation just as much (well maybe not quite as much!) as the actual trip itself.

    People need time to recharge, refresh, renew. Maybe you need to think of ways to make your vacations more enjoyable?

    Also, your boss and the people in your life should value your time off... clearly tell them it makes you a better person (more productive, more creative, more energetic, etc, etc), and get them to support you more!!

    I really hope you have a fabulous tiem! Can't wait to hear about it more when you return!
    2234 days ago
    GO - ENJOY - tell us all about it when you get back!
    2235 days ago
    Have fun! See you when you're back :)
    2235 days ago
    Well...it depends on the vacation, I suppose. If you find that it's "not worth it" then maybe you need to plan a different kind of vacation--one that's more restful, less stressful, and less expensive.

    Your blog raises a serious question that bears some serious reflection. The way we choose to vacation might come more from habit or other people's expectations than from our own true enjoyment of the time.

    We take an annual camping trip that lasts for at least 2 weeks. We take grandchildren in shifts (a few days with the boys and a few days with the girls) during the first part, and then have the second week with just the two of us. We coordinate our plans with DH's brother and SIL, and they have their grandkids during the first week too, so the cousins have an opportunity to connect and get to know each other (this is the only time they see each other). Then, the second week is for the adults to reconnect. We walk, bike, kayak, take day hikes, sit around the campfire, and just enjoy each other. The planning, food shopping, loading/hauling of camping equipment, etc. is a pretty big job, as is the unloading and the mountain of laundry that comes home; however, the kids look forward to this every year and it is a solid family tradition that benefits all of us on many levels. The stress occurs before and after, but the time spent in the mountains is well worth the effort.

    2237 days ago
    Have a great time, and enjoy every minute. You will treasure the memories for years.
    2237 days ago
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