Very bittersweet Sunday today as its my last day off of work officially as part of my long vacation (haven’t been at work since June 22nd). I have thoroughly enjoyed being off for this time as it was much needed for my recharging but now it’s back to the grind, back to the normal hustle & bustle of everyday life. Hadn’t taken a vacation of any kind since 2015 so this past one was much needed and appreciated by my mind body and soul.
When you go on vacation everything seems better…food, sounds, weather…and then you come home and it’s back to the same ol same. Lucky for me I will starting a new job in 2 weeks, well not a new job but a new position within my current employer. I’ll be going on a detail assignment for a few months to our downtown office for some new experience (and a nice little 💰) and putting my name out there a bit more, this time with headquarters so hopefully it will all go well cause I’m wild nervous about it all. Mainly just nervous because I want to do a great job and show them that I am a good employee as well as represent the area I’m coming from properly. Guess it was a good thing I trusted in myself and turned down that other detail assignment they offered me last month to manage because if I did that one then I wouldn’t have been able to do this and this one is one that I truly want. Just wild that I turned down that one and told them that I didn’t want to do it because I didn’t want to mess up my chances of something else coming up and then just a week or 2 later, something else came up. That’s why you have to be patient and not just jump at any and everything, even money opportunities because sometimes something better and more applicable to YOU may be on the horizon.
If I can offer one bit of advice to everyone it would be to be sure that you take vacations, at least once a year, that’s my new thing. I’m going to stop going so long between them because I see how valuable they can be for me. Your everyday life can burn you out, drain you, so you need to take a vacation…get out somewhere, be away from what you are used to on the daily and get your mind back right.
So as I lay here in bed at noon on this Sunday and think about the irritating sound of my alarm clock in the morning I guess I can be happy in the fact that I was able to take a vacation and a long one, I was able to spend some great quality time with my family in Baltimore and then chill with one of my best friends and his family on the cruise (they are also considered family as well). Also was able to come back home and kick back and relax all week in the comfort of my own home cause you know many times we need a vacation FROM or right after our vacation lol. So the time off was a success just went too fast and now I have to get ready for the next leg of life…but I can handle it (tries to day that without having a sad face) ✌🏽