This time next week I will be no doubt running around like a headless chook. You see, next Friday is my last day at work for three whole weeks!
I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am by this. My last break was March, and while that was two weeks off, and very relaxing, spending 20 hours a week travelling to and from work gets to you.
Or course, I’m telling anyone who will listen, “I’m having three weeks off from the 11th”. Most people are happy and excited for me (instead of wanting to punch me in the head for bragging), but the single most common question is “Are you going anywhere special?”
Well no I’m not. I can’t afford to. Which is completely fine. I’m a homebody through and through so the idea of spending 3 blissful weeks at home doing whatever I want is my definition of nirvana! But the look of confusion on people’s faces when I say I’m spending it at home is getting ridiculous!
I do realise it seems strange to spend three weeks at home. Most people would actually be going somewhere if they had that kind of time off work. Spend a week at home and a couple of weeks somewhere sunny. Go interstate. Long weekends away.
I’m staying home and sleeping in. No setting of any alarms. I can have a leisurely coffee or two. Make delicious breakfasts. Read the paper.
I can catch the bus to the beach and spend the day reading a book. Or I can curl up on my couch and read a book. I can watch as many episodes of Star Trek the Next Generation as I want!
I can go to the movies. I can visit friends and family. And if I’m feeling sleepy I can curl up with both my cats and have a delicious nap.
To me, three weeks leave is all about refreshing myself. Taking time to relax, catch up on sleep. While I would kill to do that on a beach in Hawaii, there is always something more appealing about sleeping in your own bed.
And on top of all that …. NO WORKING FOR THREE WEEKS! YEE HA!
Ahem. Sorry about that. You’d think I was excited or something.
If you have time off work are you happy to spend it at home? Or do you prefer going away for your holiday?