If you’ve followed the blog for a while you probably have noticed my absence and instead of chronologically posting what I’ve been up to since my last post, I’m jumping right into the last thing I did, that is, spending a week on Mykonos, an island in the Greek archipelago. A week where I totally disconnected from the world and felt immensely good doing so. The past couple of years I have been working 24/7. First I combined a fulltime day job with social media = no life, then I went on to pursuing social media among other things full time instead which also resulted in no life. I had forgotten the most important part of my existence, to do things that make me happy. I’m not saying life is a walk in the park all the time, nor do I say life is even supposed to be easy, but I’m saying we should never forget to actually enjoy life. Enjoying life is something I’ve neglected and hence my vacation to Mykonos came with perfect timing. To be honest, it might have been just a tad late as I still feel overwhelmed with the thought of getting back to work.
In my day job I had 30 days paid vacation (yay Sweden), but all those days I spent working on becoming what I am today. I actually had to think about when I last had a real vacation. I’m not talking about trips. I have 124 flights and counting behind me this year, but those were mostly business related. I’m talking about real vacation where your body and mind get to relax. I counted back and ended up realizing that I haven’t been on a real vacation since 2004 when I went to the Dominican Republic to do absolutely nothing. That’s 13 years ago. That’s 13 years of self neglecting. I have been on city get-aways and mini-vacays, but nothing that has allowed my mind to reset, let alone sit down and read books and just tan. Without further to do I’ll actually let the pictures speak for themselves. Now I’m slowly trying to get back to work, all rested out. What I need now is to realize I’m back in the real world, not on that dreamy island, which already feels like a dream somewhere far, far away. And no worries, that lobster color I obtained during my vacation is now a lovely tan which keeps me remembering the good days I had over there.