I’m a little surprised by how ready for this vacation I am. A lot of it does have to do with how much my kids need it. How much we all need to escape reality for a bit and enjoy just a few of our loved ones (who have also been being careful). But I am surprised by how much I already need a break from work.
I absolutely love my job. It’s the job I’ve been dreaming of and more. I love my clients and I have a fairly limited schedule to be able to be with my family more. I have so much respect for every therapist I work with and can’t express how much I appreciate what the owner does and what our front desk staff does for us. Honestly, there is not a thing I really care to complain about because I really can’t find anything.
That being said, what I do for a living requires frequent breaks and lots of self-care. Two things that take time for us to learn how to do. Well, most massage therapists I’ve met, anyway. It also becomes more important the longer you’re at it. If you don’t take care of your tools, your tools will not stand the test of time. I’ve been doing this for over a decade now and really intensely for the last 5ish years. Maybe almost 6 now. Time is strange… So I’m about halfway through a long career.
I also learned something about myself during this quarantine. I already knew I loved knitting and crafting. I always thought of it as a hobby. It has always been and will always be a source of great stress relief and artistic expression for me. But I’ve come to learn that it is more than a hobby and I want it to be a bigger part of my life. I’m playing around with some different ideas and since I have time right now to do so, I am.
I learned so many new things in knitting during our several months of stay-at-home orders and my imagination is just running wild with what I can do. (I’ve got a whole lot of ideas for my sewing machine too, but that’s for another time).