“Instead of wondering when our next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” Seth Godin.
I am going to quietly say that I don”t agree with this. Yep, just quietly. I just returned from a 2 week vacation, where I disconnected from the internet, and my role as a photographer. I shut shop, and escaped. I love my life. It is crazy busy, filled with noise, chaos, and lots of love. I love my job, but I was feeling uninspired, and bogged down with projects that were going nowhere. The evil little trolls of social media were filling my head with negative thoughts like “I should be a bigger, better, more creative photographer.”
Stepping away, and turning off was the best thing for me. I think we need to do it more often. No life is perfect. No job is perfect. We all need to escape our everyday routine from time to time. We need to see a new part of the world, and look with fresh eyes. We need to slow down, and take each day at the pace of a snail.
I agree that we should not wait for a vacation to enjoy that “vacation feeling” We should attempt to take mini breaks from our routine, and feel the breeze on our face, and the sand on our feet. We should stop to enjoy that cup of coffee and not get takeaway in a paper cup. We should take a different path, and enjoy the pretty sights. And I plan to do this, as well as planing our next vacation.
I have missed a couple of weeks of “And then we snapped”. My plan was to write a big post to catch up, but my plan changed when I realized I needed a complete break. Until today, I have not edited a photo in two weeks, and so there will be no giant post. My camera didn’t take a rest, and I have loads to share but I am going to continue to enjoy this “just back from holiday” feeling. That big old bloggity post can wait until next week.
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