Happy Friday, Mes Amies. Are you ready for the weekend?

I wanted to share with you today the details of one of my best vacations ever. It was the week between Christmas and New Years. Where did I go? Pretty much nowhere.

Let me back up and start from the beginning.  Each year, my boss gives all of us the week in -between Christmas and New Years off. We close the office. There is no temptation to "just check in" this way.

In years past, I'd use this week as a time to get any appointments, tasks and chores I needed done out of the way.

This year, I took an entirely different approach. Aside from my hubby & Mom, I didn't tell a soul that I had this week off.  I didn't make a single plan, commitment or appointment. It. Was. Glorious.

The first day, Decoy & I stayed in bed the whole day. Bing watching our show and drinking coffee. (Seriously, my dog loves coffee. I let him have a few sips.)

I went to the gym whenever I felt like it, as opposed to having to be there at 5:00 am. I stayed for as long as I wanted when I was there. It was great not needing to "watch the clock".

I went to my favorite store , Books & Sundry and spent well over an hour just relaxing and looking at books. (3 new cookbooks made their way back to my house)

I went and got a blowout one morning.

I played each and everyday by ear (so out of the norm for me. Typically, I like to have everything "planned out").

I woke up and asked myself "What do I feel like doing today?" Where it was the week after Christmas, it was easy to get same day appointments. However, if something was not available, I'd of just gone with whatever was next on the list. If I couldn't get a facial, I'd get a pedicure.

I didn't set an alarm once. I went to bed when I felt like it and woke up when my body was ready to wake up.

Guys, I have to tell you that this was the most relaxing vacation that I have ever taken. Going places is amazing, I'm not discounting that in anyway. However, a vacation like that is stimulating and exciting. Where this was low key and .beyond tranquil. I returned from this week completely recharged. I cannot recommend doing this at least once strongly enough.

Here is a sampling of what I did.

  • Went to Whole foods to restock our fresh veggies & fruits
  • Got a facial
  • Got a pedicure
  • Got a blowout
  • Spent an hour at the book store
  • Tried a few new recipes 
  • Went to Nordstrom and shopped the after Christmas sale
  • Watched a whole season of my show
  • Went to Lululemon for new workout gear

Your list of wat you do will likely be entirely different, and that's the whole point. This is a week ( or day, or 2 days, etc) of you doing you. 



Add your comment