dreaming of taking off

is that wrong to say?

i mean it’s such a big deal to be so busy nowadays.  at work at 7am, staying till 7pm, travel here, travel there, phone buzzing, ringing, pinging.  can’t meet with you until may, june, july.  busy for some reason has gotten the bad rap of meaning productive or maybe even – dare i say – popular.

i’m one to always try and bump the norm but i don’t do too well in this regards.  i fall into the busy trap.  i read an article once that really caught my attention.  it said that we train our minds and ourselves to work at a certain level.  that sucks.  i’ve totally done that.  i run best when running hard… or busy.

let’s stop.

let’s stop being busy and putting ourselves second, third, fourth or fifth.  let’s banish the phrase “i haven’t used all my vacation days and it’s december and i have 22 days left”.  that is not to be rewarded.  everyone needs to recharge, rejuice and revive.  ya know why?  because all you’re being busy for is this:

i will never forget being at my dad’s funeral – 7 years ago this September – and seeing all the GM folks and thinking back on how work ruled my dad’s life.  moving us to 8 different cities, always on voice mail (that was the thing back then) during vacations (!), stressed about this and stressed about that (kind of sounds like me, harumph).  i remember screaming in my head- HEY GUYS WE’LL ALL BE HERE ONE DAY!  DON’T FORGET!

but we do forget and … we get busy and time goes by.  i don’t want to live that way but i think the problem is that there aren’t a lot of alternatives.  yet.   when i get some time, i’ll try and think of some.

check out these places to relax.  nice…

is anyone going anywhere fun?

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