Time To Use It Or Lose It – Vacation Time That Is
It’s that time of the year again - when everyone in the office is scrambling to use up their vacation time before the end of the year.
I found myself in that boat just this past week. I realized I needed to start using up some of my paid time off or I was going to lose it come the end of the year.
I don’t know about you, but whenever I find myself scrambling to use up vacation time, I seem to start out with all these big ideas about where I want to go and what I want to do – but when push comes to shove I usually just end up staying a home – which actually can be both relaxing and enlightening.
“Enlightening how,” you ask. Whenever I take time off from work and end up staying in town, I try to go to one or two places I’ve never been to before.
It could be a restaurant that I’ve always wanted to try, or an attraction that I haven’t been to in awhile.
When was the last time you were inside the Old Courthouse Museum, or the Pettigrew Museum? Have you been to the Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum since they remodeled?
How about the National Music Museum in Vermillion? Did you know they have musical instruments on display there dating back to the Civil War? In fact, many of the instruments are one of a kind, or maybe have a twin that’s on display in Europe. Europe and Vermillion, South Dakota – pretty cool, huh?
My point to all this is – if you have unused vacation time and you’re being told to “use it or lose it,” take a few days off to explore your own backyard.
Act like someone visiting your city for the very first time. Check out a part of town you haven’t been to in a while. You might be surprised what little gems you’ll uncover.