Monday, October 19, 2015

We Don't Need A Vacation From Our Life

Our life is often times busy and chaotic. Between work, Bodacious Biscuit Love, delivering biscuits to our local shelters, fundraisers, 3 fur-kids, crazy schedules, etc, there is very little down time. People have told us we should take a vacation. Get away. Book a weekend at a Bed & Breakfast. While we appreciate the compassionate advice, we have no desire to do any of the mentioned. We simply don't need a vacation from our life, home or fur-kids.

For some, that's a difficult statement to process. After all, who doesn't dream of strolling down long stretches of sandy beaches, week-long cruises, sipping exotic adult beverages under a cabana or any trip where you spend consecutive days soaking in tourist attractions. Or, maybe a weekend of just doing nothing. It's appealing. Time off from work. Far away from our grinding daily routines. Unplugging for a bit. Our senses overloaded with enticing new sights, sounds and tastes. The excitement.

I get it. I really do. However, I just don't want to be there. I want to be here. Nestled comfortably in our home. With our kids.

Just for the record, we're not hermits. 

On occasion, when time allows, we embark on tiny adventures from the usual errands and grocery shopping. There are plenty of gorgeous beaches close by if we're in the mood to walk one. Farmer's Markets. Yard Sales and Flea Markets. Off the beaten path shops and cafes. Book Barn. Country stores with creaky wooden floors. The list goes on.

After a few hours, we're good. All set. Ready to come home to the Welcome Home Doggie Dance. Our kids are happy to see us. I couldn't imagine leaving our kids overnight. A weekend away from our kids would tear me to emotional pieces. A week? Unimaginable. We couldn't do it.

Maybe we're the minority when it comes to weekend getaways or week-long vacations away. I've lost count how many times we've balked off suggestions and offers. We let the snarky comments roll down our backs. The overused "you only live once" goes in one ear and out the other. We've heard it all.

We're content. Right where we are. No vacations needed.

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