Vacation

Written by Rahul Desai on 11 Jul, 2010. Topics: Lifestyle, Travel

It must have been due for a while. Especially for the things I’ve done (rather, things that happened to me) in last two weeks,

  • Completely unplanned holidays
  • Unexplored exotic beach(es)
  • Colored my hair red
  • Football – FIFA World Cup Live in Goa!
  • Busted bladder with Breezers
  • Explored amazing Music (Instrument) Stores, on foot
  • ...followed by some Asian-style Foot Massage
  • Day long train journey (in a real Indian way) - Konkan route!
  • And then the fastest bus ride (like the ‘Fastest Indian’. MSRTC rocks)!
  • Finally visited Ravi's house (again unplanned, or in fact, accidental)
  • Long drive(s) – of a few hundred kilometers!
  • Socialized (to the core)
  • Caught up with cousins (1st, 2nd and more)Rahul on Vacation
  • Interacted with my new relatives (No confusion - I'm talking about my just-born nephews and newly-wed cousins' spouces)
  • Danced (like a crazy) in the rain
  • Saw Maradona (meaning, Argentina) losing :( and Janak winning :)
  • Tones of movies (well, not literally)
  • Unlocked some more badges
  • Donated blood
  • Redesigned (re-defined?) my website
  • Completed some pending articles (including some unplanned ones)
  • INKED! Got tattooed. Just like that.
...I really feel I needed this break.

For a change, I don’t want to refer Wikipedia for the ideal and theoretical details. And in trying to explore my own meaning, I feel a vacation would be the time when we wouldn’t complain of not having time – for the family, friends, the self. A time to do things we wouldn’t/can’t do otherwise. (Like playing a saxophone!?)

A vacation would be an attempt to take time away from the routine, so that we can get back to the same routine, but with different (higher) energy-level. It should be fun enough that we can gladly forget the stress at the work place (and more so, at home); relaxing enough that we can actually offload the pains and recharge our spirits (literally with spirits, on times :D); and should be long enough that we feel the crave to get back to routine, the work and our comfort zone – something we all like the most, fundamentally – for better.

I couldn’t think of a better time-off for myself. Friends, Family, Fun… what else would I want?  (Don’t even answer that! I know what you’re thinking. :D)

Rejuvenated. Guess I’m ready for the work – and the new role! 


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