Is taking real time off Important?

You bet your ass it is!

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You know I really enjoyed the summer. But as they always do, it just went by awfully fast.

And here’s the thing…until last week I hadn’t had a real vacation.

Now before you start calling me a dumbass, it’s not like I didn’t take time off. I am the master of working very few Fridays and turning long weekends into extra-long ones.

And, if there’s a sunny day during the week and the weekend weather report looks iffy I could easily play golf, go boating or do both by cruising over to the Toronto Island and playing frisbee golf.

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But last week I flew to Winnipeg, met up with a friend and we drove back through northern Ontario via the lakes and provincial parks. Lake Superior is fantastic. The largest freshwater lake and at it’s deepest 407 metres or 50 metres less than the CN tower.

And the waterfalls, canyons, mountains and unique little stops along the way were just a lot of fun.

I love the outdoors, water and mountains and RV camping is pretty cool. Getting away from TV, traffic, the news and just getting to be is really wonderful.

I love the rush of positive ions you get from the water crashing the falls.

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Nature has an amzing way of grounding you.

How about you?

Have you gotten away recently. Been able to kind of shut it down. Quiet the mind. Stop checking your phone.

Not worrying about what you should be doing. Allowing yourself to just sit, think, not think, read, not read, journal, not journal.

Just flow…enjoy the days experience and then, move on to the next day.

just do it…planning my next adventure soon.