This is a day to say "Thank you." to the service men & women. From my heart and soul, THANK YOU.
It's so wonderful to be able to take vacations at the drop of a hat. Not having to beg & plead with people to cover your shift because 1 or 2 others have "put in" for the same time off even though you requested it 2 months ahead of time. What a ridiculous pain in the a__ that was. No more!
I'm taking a 2 week "recon" trip to Mexico soon with sis. We're going to try and decide where we would like to move to for retirement. Only 4 classes/week that need covering and I don't have to worry about it. (It used to 5 classes/week, but I'm leaving 1 place as of May 26th. That will be my last class there). Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! Enjoying life.
The following year sis & I are going on a trip of a lifetime for me. Three nights in Madrid, 2 nights in Lisbon and 7 night river cruise through Portugal & Spain.
I know people are freaked out by the workforce and job opportunities (and lack of) out there but so many folks don't take their vacations at their jobs for fear of being replaced for whatever reason or other.
Take the vacations people! If you're that freaked, you're probably stressed beyond measure. You NEED to take a vacation, de-stress. Take some time for yourself. Don't give your life to your job. Trust me, they don't give theirs for you. It's a job people. Life and work should be separate from one another. Your job will take everything it can from you including your health. Don't give it to the job
I was the same way for a very brief time. It didn't take long to realize that no one was going to take of me but me. I began taking my vacations to get away and enjoy my life. I enjoy it even more now.
And...don't take your work with you on vacation, for heavens sake. They shouldn't call you, email you nor text you. Shut it down, folks. Seriously.
Your mental and emotional health is important as well as your physical health. Don't give up your vacation days, use them. Stay healthy all the way around. Top to bottom. You'll be happier at home and at work if you do and more productive too.