Today is a work day... there is a lot that HAS to get done today. However, all of those things that are so important are going to have to take a backseat because today I'm playing hookie. And I'm going to be honest - I am a little stressed about it - it's only natural. I woke up going through all of the things that needed to get done before I get into that car to drive to the beach, some of which involved getting packed and ready for said trip. I love feeling behind before I begin (sarcasm much?)... the guilt of skipping out on my obligations for something as frivolous as digging my toes in the sand is eating at me.
Well, sort of. I mean I'm excited too, it's just that I'm torn between my obligations to others and to my business and the need to play. The nagging feeling that I'm going to be totally behind is there in my head but my head's not in charge today. It gets the next 2 hours to plot and scheme about why I cannot take the day off (I have so many reasons) and to get some crud done and then that's it... my brain is FIRED.
See I know that once I hit the freeway and hear the kids' excitement and their raucous laughter from the backseat those feelings of "I shouldn't be doing this" will change into "I totally deserve this". And the weight of the week will slide off and the joy of hearing the ocean will lift me up.
Sometimes it's actually going that is the hard part, but once you're there you can't imagine why you were resisting so much. Your list can be done later. I promise.
So below I want to hear about your summer 'Hookie' moments... are you planning to chuck it all for a day? If you weren't before, do you think you can now?