Spring break is almost here and vacation has been on my mind, especially the idea of finding a vacation every day. While I wish this meant living in a tropical oasis it does not. I do think living in a getaway destination is an easy solution to this mindset. However, that is not a reality for me at the moment, maybe one day.
This idea is about taking time to enjoy your surroundings and getting away from the noise of every day. Whether it’s going on a walk, getting some fresh air, or treating your skincare like a spa, these are all moments to breathe and appreciate our surroundings. North Carolina is finally entering spring and warming up, therefore I have fully embraced the vacation mindset by living on my porch and reading. I just finished Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and am starting The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I will be writing a blog post about Dorian Gray, I love seeing if classics are truly worth the hype.
Reading on my porch was something I did every day in the fall, taking time in the morning to get outside and do something I enjoyed instead of hitting the snooze button 100 times set the tone for my day. I was creating my own little vacation before winter set in and upon learning of what an everyday vacation is I realized how much I missed mine. I am not going to tell you that this had a profound impact on my life but it was enjoyable and looking back it made my days better. I had all the makings of a great vacation: sun, fresh air, a good book, and people watching. The disappearance of my daily vacation left me craving time for myself that I was no longer prioritizing. That is really what the notion of a daily vacation is, taking time for yourself to slow down and cherish your surroundings. Now that I have written this I will be getting back to my mini-vacation as I look forward to spring break and I encourage you to start making a mini-vacation for yourself.