Mama, Take the Vacation

There are ways to make it happen and there is no required script or schedule.

If it’s a break from the responsibilities of your day-to-day life, then it’s a vacation. Do with that what you will.

So shuffle around your ordinary schedule and create space for something different. Hype it up or keep it low-key. Plan far in advance or make a spur-of-the-moment decision. Save for months to take the big trip, scrape together a few dollars to enjoy something now, or call in sick and sit by the sprinkler in the backyard with your kids.

Just take the vacation.

Your vacation doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. It’s not a competition. There is no award for the most expensive or extravagant vacation. Just do you and be with your people. The real prize is the break from daily life and the memories you’ll have to look back on for years.


This article originally appeared at Happy Like This, published with permission.

Mandy McCarty Harris
Mandy lives happily in Northwest Arkansas with her husband, young daughter, two old dogs, one crazy puppy, and ten backyard hens. She writes about living happily in the awkward middle of life, love, and parenting.

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