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Going Away   4 comments

When you work, work.  When you’re not at work … you need to go away, and not live your life for work.

We’re all on a shorter tether than we used to be.  Smartphones are ubiquitous, and family, friends, peers and customers all expect quick answers.  And by quick, I mean … within minutes.  You don’t win points for a response to a loved one that’s 4 hours after you first got the text.  4 minutes is OK.  40 minutes is annoying.  4 hours is just not OK.  (Kids: I’m working on it.  Honest.)

Last weekend, Velda & I went away to San Diego to attend a wedding.  Stress had hit us both leading up to this weekend escape, so it was very important that we get away.  That we could enjoy the most romantic of ceremonies with the family and friends of two lovely people is surely one of the best reasons to leave work behind and go away!

  • No Schedule
  • No Plan
  • No Worries

I had looked for some restaurants that would perhaps lead us into the right mood, and after some “in the moment” research, we decided to go to Crazee Burger.  It’s been featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives,” and we hoped it would be our kind of place.

The food was great.  I had tatonka; Velda had the daily special.  All good … but that was just the beginning.

I knew that we had achieved our goal when we began brainstorming how we could open our restaurant in Santa Clarita.  It could feature the fabulous burgers, pizza and margaritas that we’ve created.  I’ve gone on record before saying that I will never open a restaurant, but when we were talking about our new business, I was all in.  Velda was all in.  The fantasy took us away … and the stress of the workweek was left far, far behind.

We had gone away.  And that is a very good thing.

Posted June 27, 2012 by henrymowry in Living Life

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