No matter who you are, no matter where or how much your work, vacation is so important.
I am currently on vacation from my job search, travelling, and seeing many friends. It is glorious. The amount of love and happiness I have experience (literally) in the last 24 hours is giving me the energy and enthusiasm I need to go back to NYC and keep trying to find a job.
Rest and relaxation are nourishing to the body and the soul. I got a haircut today, but my skin looks better and I feel better than I did yesterday. I slept like a baby (because I woke up at 4am and had three/five glasses of wine). I ate a hamburger and a salad and carrots and hummus for dinner. I watched Finneas and Ferb–what a great show!
During the day, my phone stopped working for a while, and I missed some texts and maybe a call, or an email. But instead of obsessively checking my phone and constantly waiting to hear the chime of my email program, I was just out and about, seeing friends, eating, seeing a play, eating, being awesome ladies, having my nails painted, reading riding the train. This is living!
We are just not built to work all the time, and it’s not healthy to be on call 24/7. I am taking a vacation from my “vacation” (actually, I am probably more stressed than I was when I was working, it’s just different stress now), and I am so happy.
Seriously, if anyone every tells you that you can’t take vacation, punch them in the neck.