I’m writing this post, my first for SheTaxi this year, from the City of Light, during my spring break. I desperately needed one, and so do you. Here’s why.
Spring is one of the best times of year to stop, reflect, and ponder where you’ve been, and where you’re going—in terms of your life, your balance, your career, and your relationships. ‘Tis the season of renewal. There’s nothing like a trip (even a short one, in my case, only four days in Paris) to pull you out of your local menagerie, observe another entirely different environment, and reflect upon your own.
One of my dear friends pulled me out into this spring break. She’s a world traveler, and knew I needed some time away when she last called me, ironically on the way to a colleague’s funeral. I love that she made me get away, and the break was a rare treat to really think about what I want to do next with my life as I complete law school this year.
As I sit here and drink an espresso, I fully realize that not everyone has the luxury of physically getting away. But here are a few suggestions to escape if you don’t have the luxury of jumping on a plane and flying away for eight hours:
- Watch a movie. I still haven’t watched Midnight in Paris yet, but I will. While not everyone has the luxury of travel (including me, beyond spring break) I love escaping to a movie for a couple of hours to “get away” from my own life and reflect.
- Read a great book. On the plane over, I read 365 Thank Yous by John Kralik, and the first book of The Hunger Games. I LOVED both of them, and better yet? I LOVED getting my mind out of the tight quarters of the 767 over to France!
- Meditate or practice yoga. This is another item to try if you can’t physically get away. I have a friend who is a yoga instructor, and she claims there is nothing better to get rid of the “monkey mind” than yoga. Trust me, after law school? I’m on this.
Any time you can escape, even for a few hours, I urge you to do it. It is important to stop, reflect, celebrate and learn from where you’ve been in order to understand and help create your best future moving forward. Au revoir!