Tuesday, 6 July 2010

If we took a holiday...

You can turn this world around
And bring back all of those happy days
Put your troubles down
It's time to celebrate
Let love shine
And we will find
A way to come together
And make things better
We need a holiday
- Madonna

That Madge - she sure knows what she's talking about.  The above is one of my favourite verses, ever. 

You got it... 'h' is for holidays.

Not only are holidays a fantastic opportunity for travel, they are also vital for recharging and recuperating, an awesome opportunity to catch up with friends; to sleep in; to put yourself first.  It has been an emotionally draining term - I need this holiday and I need to put myself first (whether it's on a beach in Samoa or on my sofa in my living room.) 

I am presently on school holidays and loving it -  and it's only day two!  Don't get me wrong, I love my job, but man, there is nothing more delicious than snuggling in bed on a cold winter's day, past 6:30 a.m... or falling asleep on the sofa under a stream of sunshine while watching mindless TV (those are the most satisfying sleeps.)  I love going to the gym when it's still light out (when I go, it's either dark in the morning or dark in the evening) and the only people in there are unintimidating, friendly retirees.  I'm even looking forward to going into work when there are no children there and just pottering around.  I can bake, clean, sleep, have lunch dates, get my hair done, do some knitting, work (on my schedule) and finally sort out some healthy eating and recipes. 

It's all about what I want and what I need; not only is it okay to put my needs first - it's necessary.  I don't think it'd be possible without a short holiday. 



Katy said...

:) love it... you read my mind! Piece by piece, gaining our sanity back!

bklyn76 said...

i <3 summer vacation too! this year has been crazy and i was so fortunate to get away the day after school duties ended!

hope the rest of your holidays are as good as the first two.

Anonymous said...

We're in the midst of winter vacation, but I don't care what vacation it is, I love it!

The rest of my hols are going swimmingly, thank you (but too fast!) Hope yours are fantastic as well. :) x


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