This holiday has always been special for my family. My husband’s family has been taking this particular week for vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for almost 40 years. My husband even proposed to me on Thanksgiving eve 24 years ago. This year, however, the tradition was almost broken. First, we weren’t goingContinue reading “Ten Things I Loved about Thanksgiving Week”
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Last year during my vacation at the beach, I wrote an essay that was a commentary about our capitalistic society and how it makes us feel guilty for taking time off; as if none of us deserve it and being unproductive is shameful. At least, this is how I’ve always been made to feel. I’mContinue reading “Staycation”
Do we deserve vacation?
I’m currently pondering this question as I sit on the balcony of the condo where I’m vacationing in Myrtle Beach. I think Americans ask this question frequently. It’s a by-product of staunch meritocracy beliefs in our society, I think, to think that we must work, work, work with little play. It’s also seemingly the foundationContinue reading “Do we deserve vacation?”