Though there have been many fun moments in my summer to date, I realize there has not been much in the way of ‘vacation’ time.
Now I want to start off by saying just the word, vacation is a bit of turn-off for me. I don’t really have much of a desire to ‘vacate’ my life. So instead I have decided to take a ‘play-cation’. It just sounds better!
So what is a ‘play -cation’?
Well we, CrisMarie & I, have decided we needed some rest and play together! We have each had some fun times separately. CrisMarie went to New York for a family reunion and I stayed home and basically played lots of golf! Both reported having lots of fun and a holiday of sort, but not together. Our other trips have either been training, workshops or work, so we really wanted some play & rest time together.
Initially we called our experiment a stay-cation, which I believe is a more familiar word for staying at home for a holiday. We agreed we live in a magical spot so why travel. Still stay-cation didn’t have the right vibe. When we got to talking more about what we were each wanting it was clear we both wanted rest and play.
Now in a perfect world we would shut-off our devices. That’s not happening but we have agreed to some periods of shutdowns and creating some boundaries around work or other usual distracts. (Mine is exercise – I have this need to run or work-out every day – this may sound healthy and sane; however, sometimes I can simply use exercise as a way to distract myself from settling, resting or even playing).
Of course there are other pressing things we ‘should’ be doing. However, after a testy series of interchanges, we knew that even though we could push on, the disconnect and end results would not be worth it! So we paused and decided we need a play-cation!
We intent to use these next few days to reconnect, refresh and rejuvenate. We’ve been working pretty hard and have lots on the schedule ahead. (Couples Alive, August 20-24!! and Come Alive August 25-30 – do join us, after some rest & play it will be very fun time!!) But sometimes it’s just important to drop the agenda and play! Thus we are taking a play-cation!!
I’ll let you know how it goes!! Who knows maybe I’ll even share some pictures!