Vacations are amazing things. They give us a break from the current rut we are in, offer enjoyment, pleasure, and typically involve going to a new or exciting place.
My vacations, however, seem to defy all of these definitions.
I typically work during all of my vacations. I keep up on work email, and am often out promoting my side business. I typically go to my parent’s or some other family member’s house, and I rarely go to a place I have never been before. My vacations are enjoyable, but busy. I try and see as many old friends as possible and catch up with all their goings on. I think I sometimes return from vacation more tired than when I left.
In a sense, I guess what I’m doing is reconnecting with my past; the people and locations that I love. I’m not sure why I feel a need to do that, but it is a rewarding, positive thing to do. Many great people and experiences make up the memories of my life, and why not re-experience them in some way?!
Why do I write this? What is the point? I’m not really sure. It just came out. It’s one more little paradox in my life.
Maybe I need to start calling my vacations by a new word. How about returnifications or reconnectifications? Sounds good to me.