What’s A Vacation?

Taken by me. Indio, California 4/22/18

Taken by me. Indio, California 4/22/18

“Shelby! You have vacation time. You need to use it.” The fact that I have to be told to do that should tell you a lot about me.

I work really hard and in my mind, my off days are “enough” for me but as of lately, turns out, that’s not the case. So, I took their advice and luckily, being planned so far in advance, I was able to enjoy my vacation at the Coachella Music Festival in California, this past weekend.

While I was there, I got the opportunity to take in this amazing place. I was in a different environment  than I was used to; a break from my normal life. I felt so “light” in a sense because for those few days, I had no responsibilities, no stress, no nothing and I’ve realized that, that’s okay. I didn’t have to overthink things and have my brain working over time, like I usually do. I simply just enjoyed  a new experience surrounded by great people!

NO! This, is not a bragging post in any way!

This post is merely a reminder that sometimes we need a break from normal life; a change of scenery. More importantly, we need to check in with ourselves from time to time and do what makes us happy. Give your mind and body a bit of a break and just relax if you can and you’ll see a big difference in your work and life balance going forward.

So don’t be afraid to take time off and live your life. You only have one!