Florida Vacation 2013

Alright… I won’t pretend you’ve missed posts in the past week or two. AND what kind of strategy is this? For those of you who have paid attention, I’ve started and pulled guitar lessons, “launched” my blog several times and FINALY posted something worth reading for Father’s Day only to disappear for a couple of weeks. For those of you who connect with me on LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+, you may have noticed I’ve been off my game in posting facts and info related to human trafficking as well. WHAT IS UP?

Yes, It’s been an inconsistent start, but I hope to improve. In trying to offer an excuse, let me share what I’ve been up to.

When was the last time you went on vacation? I can’t remember mine. But, just because I can’t remember doesn’t mean I didn’t have one… even last month. The truth is, regardless of when I last had a chance, I really needed a break. I love my job, but we all know how things can get. How many times have you heard something like “got to take care of your home” or “work like you’re running a marathon and not a sprint?” You know what I’m saying, right? I hate those kinds of phrases particularly because of what I do. I pray for growth and success every day, and I know that my hard work only helps to bring that into the realm of possibility. Instead, I like to say, “work like you are sprinting a marathon.” Not the wisest thing? Well, here’s the deal. We have staff who risk their lives in a full-time capacity to see children rescued and restored. I want to work with that same dedication. It was time though for one important reason.

My grandma turned 80 years old. That’s pretty impressive, and she is definitely worth taking the time to head south for a visit. What an amazing trip! Marah and I haven’t been able to visit with most of my family down there in a long time. It was so great to catch up and really get to know them all over again.

Check out the video above if you want a bit of a glimpse at what went down.

I guess here’s what I’d like to say. I vote “yes” on vacations. I feel so relaxed and rested. I got to find out how my family is doing. Most importantly, we (Marah and I) got to spend some time dreaming and catching up. It is so much easier to assess how things are really going when we can step out of all the crazy and really take a good look. My guess is that most of you already know this, but if you’re like me, let me be one more voice asking you to reconsider. You are more effective in your work once you can reset and clearly see your goals. DO IT! HEY check out Allegiant Air for some good rates (thanks Lisa).

P.S. I also vote “yes” on Butter Beer and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Any suggestions on how to “do vacation the right way?”

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