I have come across a very profound statement on Instagram that really has me thinking. The quote is from Dale Partridge.
VACATIONS LIE. Culture tells us to spend an entire year saving for a week to escape our life. We call it vacation. Even as I'm on this incredible road trip across the Northwest with my family, something doesn't feel right. Vacations are meant to be new, they are meant to be fun, but they are not meant to be better than your normal life. I've been all around the world, and I would never trade travel for what I have at home. Life isn't about the 50 vacations you'll take while you're on this planet. It's about the 25,000 days between them. Stop creating a life that you need a vacation from. Instead, move to where you want to live, do what you want to do, start what you want to start, and create the life you want today. This isn't rehearsal people. This is YOUR life.
I have been really mulling over those words in my brain trying to come to terms with them on a personal level. When I had my children living with me vacations were exactly that, something to save up for or something to be paying off for several months after they happened. Now that my children are living, each in different states, the word vacation really has a new meaning behind it. Now vacation no longer matters where it takes place, it only matters who is there! Vacation now means spending as much quality time as I can with my family. It does not matter if we sit on the couch or if we are touring the Hoover Dam, as long as we are together that is what truly matters to me and that is vacation.
As you know we are planning to move west that is the goal to be living closer to our kids. We are taking several steps to make that a reality and I will cover some of them tomorrow.
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