I recently had one of these and had a revelation.
Really, why is a weekend spent outside the home called a “getaway”?
Is a getaway a break?
And if it is, have you wondered what are we getting away from?
If the answer is: worries, work, debts, noise, some people.. then we are trying to “getaway” and break from life itself.
Pretty scary, right?
I named my weekend in the mountains: a refill.
And this is how I am going to name all the weekends I will spend outside my home.
My idea of refilling can be sumaryzed like this:
- Spending time with the loved ones, because weekdays are pretty crowded
- Waking up to a nice coffee and hearty breakfast
- Walking, photographing, seeing the “unseen”
- Noticing people in all their beautiful diversity and photographing them too
- Feeling the body stretching in the goodness of no stress
- Not looking at the watch
- Light conversations with not as much interest in talking but in really listening to people
- Enjoying and experimenting delicious meals without rush
- Downloading the photos and sketching ideas about new blogpost on my phone
- Falling asleep with a heart filled of peace
Now, think about how many more you can add up on your own to my list.
It’s a matter of perspective you see.
Because if we perceive them as refill we will refill our batteries and will start new weeks full of energy .
If we perceive them as getaways guess what will happen: we will eventually return from what we got away.
And we’ll be starting new weeks with low energy batteries.
Lets choose the refill, and not the handicap of a getaway.
So, how will you treat them from now on?