Monday, June 28, 2021

Make Every Day a Vacation

I went on a trip last weekend, and I felt a pang of homesickness on night one.  I missed my family and friends, my pets, my bed, and my every day routine.  It wasn’t that I was having a bad time; in fact, I couldn’t have had a better trip.  I just missed home.

I realized that if you’re homesick, you’re lucky.  We glorify vacations as a “break from reality,” and we all love a little time away from life’s daily responsibilities.  As I was on vacation doing what I love with people I enjoy, I still had home on my mind.  It made me think, how fortunate am I to have a life that I don’t want to leave?  

Among the many lessons the past year and a half has taught us is the importance of glamorizing your every day life.  Wear your favorite clothes that you’ve been saving for a special occasion, indulge in the delicious foods you’d usually only have on holidays, light that fancy candle while you’re relaxing, create a routine that you look forward to every day.  Don’t wait for “someday.”  Every day deserves celebration.

That week long vacation you take once a year can’t be the only time you treat yourself.  You deserve to feel that same joy and excitement during the other fifty-one weeks.  You only get one life.  Start building one that you don’t need a vacation from.