A vacation about nothing!
I’m doing the unheard of… I’m taking time off from work. Not only that, but I’m taking it as a… stay-cation. I am horrible at planning getaways and doing research for travel and accommodations and knowing what’s a good deal or where’s a good place to go, so I rarely go on vacation, not even for a long weekend. Unfortunately the office is just not leaving me at my best lately and I need some time away from it, even if that time is spent in my home city or apartment, the important thing is I’m not busting my ass to get into work for a little while.
The other night, I was out with friends for dinner and I wasn’t feeling in the best of spirits beforehand, and even after some good food, drinks and conversation, I was still pretty low. It was at that point, I realized I needed to just stop for a while. So even though it was completely short notice, I asked my manager for next week off. Being the wonderful and understanding person that she is–she’s been nagging me to take time off for ages now–she said sure. Just asking for the time off made me feel a bit better and now that a pre-vacation Friday is here, very little could derail that. Not that I’m sure the job won’t try, it always does, but come this afternoon I’ll be pretty care-free.
Come this evening… I think I’ll be ready for a drink! Anyone? At the very least, I’ll need to wash the word “staycation” out of my mouth.