Why We All Need a Vacation

December 23, 2014 10:55 PM

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Let's talk about something else for a change... vacation. I hadn't been on one in God knows how long; my only trips in the last seven years were obligatory -- either to visit family or for business. This was the first time my husband and I took a trip just for us, just with us, and to do just what we wanted to do. Holy crap, I can't tell you how much we needed this. I knew I needed it prior to the trip, but I didn't know how desperately I did until I was there. We went to California for our honeymoon from which we recently returned, hence my absence from my blog. This trip was not only fun, but medicinal, therapeutic, and healing as well.

Hopping on a plane and staying in new places whisked me away from my daily, typical environment. It forced me to break free from the prison of familiarity that I hadn't even realized I had built for myself. I had so easily ventured into and clung to my well-known comforts unknowingly, believing they...

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