Work.a.holic Needs a Vacay

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.  When you work for yourself, you work more.  Longer, and harder.  I’m not sure if this is the right way to do things just yet (convinced its not, but also convinced this is the start of me getting used to working for myself).  But the awesome part is, you get to take a break whenever you want.  As long as you want.  However, the trick is to actually convince yourself to stop working and take a break.

I’m heading to Julian, CA for a few days this summer for a workshop I’ve been looking forward to since last fall.  I’ve invited my parents to come down with me and they are, and we’ll also extend their trip and maybe to go Vegas or the Grand Canyon.  I’ve never been.  Can you believe it?  I should hand back my AZ Drivers License.

I’m really looking forward to time with my parents.  They drive me nuts sometimes, let’s be honest.  Don’t all of our parents drive us insane?  But, don’t we love them more than anything in the world?  I swear my mom and dad are like my true loves.  They are in fact, my first true loves.  So, I’m really excited to spend some time with them.  The older I get, the older they get, and that frightens me.  Saying goodbye at the airport used to be nothing when I was in college.  I said it like it was no big deal, usually just waving my hand like yah ok, buh-bye as I returned to my college life and assumed there would always be a next time.  In life, next time’s aren’t guaranteed. In fact, nothing is.  The older I get, the more selfish I realize I am, and the less time I feel like I have.

So, I try to spend it doing what I love.  Photography, graphic design, building relationships with my clients, making new ones that will help me grow as a person as I give back.  And, spending it with people I love.  My family.

Diana Elizabeth thinks of April as wedding month.  And, PHOENIX magazine month.  Look for her photographs in an upcoming issue and a whole lot more this summer.  Cannot wait to reveal them!  She loves PHOENIX magazine like no other.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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