A Weekend to Breathe
Ireland has an almost nation wide four-day weekend the weekend of Easter. That means, I have been off work since Friday and won’t be going back until Tuesday!
The hustle and bustle of the 9-5 workaday life is exhausting. I remember my job back in the States and how I came to be all too familiar with the phrase “working for the weekend.” It’s a shame I think that so many people, myself included, fall into that routine. We need time to relax! We need to live a little.
Just about every two months or so, Ireland takes what’s called a Bank Holiday, where many people get the day off. Everyone gets that long weekend! It’s such a blessing to think that at the end of a long road, there is a good break – a time away to heal yourself. This weekend has done just that.
Beginning the first weekend in May, I will be traveling almost none stop. I won’t have much time to kick my feet up and watch movies and eat junk food. The 9-5 on top of traveling is about enough to kill a person, but I wouldn’t change what I do. I love the thrill of not missing my flight and being high of coffee back at work Monday morning. But that doesn’t mean I don’t need time off.
Friday I went wandering and enjoyed what little bits of Ireland I found. Yesterday and today however, I have been lazy as all get out. I’ve baked, and cleaned, and watched movies, but all in all, I’ve been slow and lazy. I’ve loved every minute of it.
Tomorrow I think I’ll maybe do a day tour of Ireland. Head off somewhere unknown and wander for a bit. Or maybe I’ll take another day to just be in a giant t-shirt and shorts. Who knows. I’m just thankful for a nice long weekend to breathe.