I need a vacation. I am envious of my husband, who works in the public school system. One week for spring break, two weeks for winter break, almost an entire week at Thanksgiving, the whole summer off, and a bunch of days in between. So not fair. Although I guess if I had wanted that much time off I could have been a teacher. But I didn't. Which was my choice. My husband's job is stressful. It is. So, I try not to lay a guilt trip on him for all the time he gets off. But I still need a vacation. A real vacation. We have a few little trips planned . . . but they're little ones, and they're not really "vacations." They have a purpose. And, in my opinion, time off for a purpose is not really a vacation. We're taking a few days off next month to visit my mom and dad (normally this would be a vacation, but my dad is not well, so that is the "purpose"). And then I'm going to tag along with my husband for a couple of days in March. He has a conference in Seattle. And even though he's the one who'll be busy with the conference and I'll have a couple of days to myself - - it is a purpose, hence, not a vacation. And then a few months after that we'll take a couple of days to pick our daughter up from college. Purpose.
Am I wrong to want a vacation just to . . . vacation?? I don't need a "dream" vacation. I don't need to see the Eiffel Tower or lounge on the beautiful Hawaiian beaches . . . or do anything that takes us far away or costs a lot of money. I just want to get away for a week, just me and my husband, and think of nothing else but enjoying ourselves! I don't know. Maybe I'm being selfish. Maybe I should just be happy we have jobs and that we are able to pay our bills. And I am happy about that.
But I still need a vacation.