Amazing what a vacation can do to someone. We all need to detach from time to time. Even God has his day of rest. Though, Seth Godin’s quote keeps me thinking, “Do we really need one?”
Granted, everyone’s life is different. Not all of us are fortunate enough to live the life we want now. Because now you can’t. Now is not the right time. Your now probably sucks.
The video tells the story of an average Joe who has the 9-to-5-dead-end-job and miraculously turns from Ogre to Human. He finally takes (or was granted) the time off which made his family’s wish come true. Seriously? How miserable is that. So you’re human for 2 weeks max and then you go back to being the stiff, overwhelmed, bitter employee/spouse for 50 weeks. Fairy tales always gives you happy ending. But the story always continues. The trick is to stay human. Forever after.
Maybe your now is not the future you want, but it can certainly be the day that will mark the beginning towards that future. It might take you weeks, months or years. Stay human for your loved ones. Setup the life you don’t need to escape from.