As we were driving to the airport my son asked if I was in vacation mode yet.My husband answered that I would not be in vacation mode until after I made it through security at the airport, always a stress point for me.
I replied my brain went on vacation mode several days before. You know the feeling when you are at work and you start to daydream about sunny days at a beach.I would like to think I was productive my last few days at work, but I probably wasn’t.
I think it is because traveling gives us permission to explore.It gives us permission to ask questions. How often do we get to live in child-like wonder of the world?Where you can ask questions to strangers? The fun of travel is that we all live in the world of curiosity.
I recently learned a really important lesson about apologizing.
I attended a meeting where a leader brought up an opportunity for the staff to attend a training. Unfortunately it was described in a way which came across as demeaning. The more the leader spoke about the “opportunity,” the worse it became.
I have decided experiment with living without excuses.This means that I either do something or I fully decide to not do something.This isn’t like the beginning of the year where we set our new year’s resolutions and then get to the end of January and have completely disregarded them.
This is just deciding to have the self-discipline to see something through to the end.To decide that these goals are deeply important to me and worth my time, or they really aren’t important and I am just not going to think about them anymore.
The past four months have brought a lot of change through loss. Often in the middle of change, we wonder what the point of life is. Or at least, ponder what our purpose is in life.
A couple of months ago, my husband was in a car accident. The car was a total loss and didn’t survive the crash, but both he and the other drivers did. I am not sure how he walked away unhurt, but I am immensely grateful he is still alive; a blessing in my life, for sure.