They say a change is as good as a rest, and I personally think the opposite is also true. A staycation is as good as a vacation and Easter weekend provided me with some much-needed time to recharge both physically and mentally.
I felt like I was able to reconnect with Real Me and what’s important to Real Me. She gets lost sometimes in amongst the alarm clocks and To Do lists and general rushing around that she’s subjected to in daily life by her two evil step-sisters Busyness and Obligations.
I had some space in my calendar and space in my mind which gave me time to think. I thought about the things that Real Me actually cares about, rather than the things Society – that pesky relative you can’t ditch – tells her she should.
Amongst my list of saved articles on my digital To Read list (for getting around to reading at times like Easter breaks) was the following article published in the New York Times: The Moral Bucket List by David Brooks.
One of the most important things to Real Me in life is the idea of “eulogy virtues” as opposed to “resumé virtues”. This concept is explained beautifully in the article: “The résumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace. The eulogy virtues are the ones that are talked about at your funeral — whether you were kind, brave, honest or faithful.”
Real Me wants to apply the eulogy virtues to all aspects of her life, including her career, and remain true to herself wherever she can in the hope that, in doing so, she won’t get lost or quashed as often.