Enjoy Life Now
Recent research have shown that 56% of Americans have not taken a vacation in the past 12 months. Perhaps a reason stronger than money, is the need to keep one’s job. Americans have been trending the non-vacation time for decades now and it continues to worsen.
When I was in France two summers ago, I found Paris to be rather… quiet. Come to find out, August is a time when many Parisians take a vacation. This happens all throughout Europe! They take weeks off and not only that, they are expected too!
As a teacher, I am very fortunate to have time off throughout the year. This week being one of them! 🙂 The 2 months off over the summer is especially priceless. Even though that means that I am a stay-at-home mom for those 2 months, the time away from my job does wonders. Visiting my family in Western New York and taking a break from the fast paced life in NYC does wonders too! If I am lucky enough to actually go away… well, then that makes it all the better! By the time September comes and school begins, I am ready! I am refreshed and honestly, ready and excited to start a new year! It is too bad that most people don’t get to experience that rejuvenation.
If you have the opportunity to take a vacation (even a stay-cation) of any sort, do it! It will be worth it to you in so many ways!!!
(Information found at http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-08-19/even-fewer-americans-are-taking-vacation.)