I took the day off yesterday.
I haven’t taken a day off in a while, nor had a good vacation in over a year.
I had a staycation last year, which wasn’t bad because everyone seemed to be having one of those then.
Taking a day off is a little different from being on vacation, taking a day off is like a glimpse into what life would be if I were independently wealthy and didn’t have to wake up each morning to go to work.
I’d have more time to hang out with this little dude before he gets older and thinks I’m uncool. Soon I’ll have to bribe him with video games just to get him to hang out with me.
I’d have more time to play in the rocks.
I met a mother and daughter at the grocery store, it was early in the day still and there was an air of leisure in the store, no one seemed in a hurry to be elsewhere.
The mother and her young daughter couldn’t agree on which kind of apples to get, they argued playfully.
I envied them a little, for a minute I wanted to be a part of their little playful clique.
I couldn’t help it, I smiled at them and suggested the jazz apples – her daughter would like them I say.
I walk away smiling… I’m think of limitless possibilities for my limited time off.
There was so much to be done, I could go shopping, hiking, a movie or a lunch date maybe…
I’m rejuvenated… we go to the beach in the afternoon
The water is cold but it’s a sunny day; I bring along a ton of reading materials and pretend I’m going to spend the rest of my life at the beach.
We watch the kids play and secretly wish they remain kids forever.
But everything had its end, soon enough it was time to pack up and go home and await the grind.
Back at work today, I felt a little refreshed, I needed that break and I’m glad I took the day off but I couldn’t help but look out the window every once in a while and wonder what it’ll be like if I didn’t have to be here.