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Lately, I’ve been thinking about what it means to “live a life you don’t need a vacation from“. I can’t say that I take vacation to get away from something, for that break. Sure, that’s part of it but not the driving force behind my need to get away.
Like most of us, I have a full-time job. No, it’s not this blog or my travel writing. That’s for pleasure. And while I’d choose retirement over 9 to 5 any day, it’s not something I need a vacation from.
So I can’t really say I need a vacation from my life.
I just love to travel. And I grew up with change. I crave it. I love to see and experience new things and places. Vacation gives me that opportunity.
So what does “live a life you don’t need a vacation from” mean to me?
Maybe it’s not about needing a vacation from something but looking at me.
I have always loved “Vacation Tammy” better than “At Home Tammy”. Vacation Tammy is the Tammy I want to be all the time.
I often wonder what the difference is. What is so different about me when I’m on vacation? Why do I feel more like my best self when away?
An easy answer would be that on vacation I’m not working, am seeing some fantastic places, and am usually in a warm destination. But I’m not independently wealthy. I need my 9 to 5. And while yes, I do work remotely, we aren’t going to pick up and move to another country any time soon. We’ve explored it believe me. 🙂
So how can I live a life you don’t need a vacation from?
Maybe it’s not about escaping something but about taking a good look at myself and changing my normal. Maybe it’s about learning who Vacation Tammy is and being her no matter my circumstances.
Join me as I learn to change my normal one trip at a time.