This past week I spent on top of a mountain, relaxing. Alone with my boyfriend, our dog and a week to recharge ourselves after a busier than usual summer proved very beneficial.
This is the second year in a row that we’ve rented a cabin in the WISP mountains and I can’t wait to do it again next year! Taking a week off from work, while necessary, is sometimes difficult to do when you’re self-employed. I make sure to take the laptop with me and check email and catch up with my clients’ feeds during each day — if only for a few hours. As it turns out, working while on vacation isn’t so bad, provided you get to do it while sitting in the sun on a veranda, which is what I did most everyday.
For me, vacation isn’t so much about disconnecting, but rather about slowing down. In fact my mornings on vacation are similar to my work days — coffee, twitter feeds and SportsCenter. But somehow being away from it all, high on a mountain top, it doesn’t seem like work.
As I approach the coming week, I feel energized to tackle what ever it brings, grateful for the opportunity to get away.