Many times when I’m out and about and meeting new people, I get asked, "What do you do?" When I tell them I’m a travel consultant, I usually get the “You are so lucky you get to travel!” comments or “I wish I could go on vacation but I have so many things going on.” Another one that I hear is “I can’t really get away; I have so many projects going on at work, and the kids have such a busy schedule.” I understand that we are all busy; however, travel is the one thing that can bind us together.
Trust me- I have a family and a business, but I realize that my wheels can’t keep turning without re-charging them. Everyone’s way of recharging is different. It could be lounging on a beach and doing nothing all day, it could be a European cultural adventure, or it could be sightseeing in a big city. However, all of us NEED to take that time away. You need to take care of yourself so that you can also take care of everyone else in your family. This is especially true of your relationship with your significant other. Getting away and reconnecting can change the mood in the whole house. Use the time to explore, relax, talk, and just have fun. You will come back feeling like the stresses of daily life are miles away. A week in paradise is much better than a dozen roses. Love is in the journey!
Ann Jones, CTC, MCC