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It’s Vacation Time

Say ‘hello’ to one of the shortest blog posts I’ve ever written!

You see, I’m in the middle of my self-created “Spring Break Week,” and I’ve been doing my best to cut the cord from technology so that I can truly refresh. But still, I didn’t want the week to go by without at least touching base with you.

Granted, I’m on more of a stay-cation. I haven’t whisked off to some exotic location. I’m still here in Charlotte, helping a friend move and get settled. I’m also using the week to enjoy a little R&R, even catch up on errands (which can feel luxurious when you have the time to do them at your own pace).

But I’m setting down the metaphorical Mai Tai for a moment, to remind you of a simple truth that’s easy to forget: taking a break is good for everyone. And I mean everyone. (I’m looking at you, caregivers and workaholics!)

After all, that’s one of the main reasons that The Ivey exists. To give family caregivers a break. A chance to tend to their own lives and care for themselves, while we care for their loved ones.

So if you haven’t done so in a while, I hope you’ll follow my lead and carve out some downtime for yourself. Unplug. Breathe. Sink into a quiet place. Take a day trip. Read. Lunch. Nap. And for goodness’ sake, don’t check your email! (I promise, it will be there when you return.)

I’ll be back on the scene in no time. Until then, wishing you a beautiful week…and wish you were here!

Got a comment? I love ’em! Email them here and I’ll read and reply…once I’m back from vacation