As my coworkers have been vacationing around me, I have been at work all summer. No days off, just work. Okay, I took half a day for a doctor’s appointment. But other than that, it’s been work as normal.
My thinking was that I was trying to conserve my leave. After all, a lot of my vacations are scheduled around races, and I refuse to race in the summer (it’s way too hot). I vacation in the spring and the fall. But it’s been a while since I’ve had a true break, and I’m starting to feel it. Part of the problem is that my vacations are never relaxing. I like to go go go (and also run a half marathon). My next trip? You bet, a trip for a race, and it’s a short trip to boot. I will be out of town for my brother’s wedding in a few months, and that should be fairly relaxing. Not a lot of responsibilities, just hanging out and looking pretty for pictures.
I should have taken some time off this summer though. Maybe just a long weekend where I could sit around and just do nothing all day. I think we all need time to decompress, and I haven’t been able to do that. And I’m feeling it.