Knowing that this past weekend was going to be a busy one, with early-morning starts, late nights and places to go in between, I opted to use a vacation day on Monday to give myself some catch-up time.
And a blissful time it was. Following a leisurely morning — complete with a late rising, coffee and time to enjoy a good book — my husband and I headed to a nearby city for a visit with our daughter and some shopping. No rush, no need to be somewhere else, no things that needed doing. It was, I told him, what retirement will be like. Wake up, sit around then decide "Let's do this today".
I enjoy my work and at times worry about how well I would adjust to a life of leisure. What will I do without the sense of purpose, the routine, the satisfaction of a job well done — and let's be honest, the pay cheque?
But a day like yesterday certainly makes the idea more appealing. Images of endless days, with endless hours to be spent however I choose, — with my guy, my family, my friends, or just on my own — take daydreaming on a wistful turn. One that looks a lot like what the people in these terrific photos are enjoying:
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