Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mini Vacations

Happy weekend everyone!

I don't know about you guys, but I love having weekend getaways where I just drive about 3-5 hours and get out of town for a little bit of time. That's what I'm doing this weekend and I'm already feeling much better. Sometimes just looking at the same scenery and doing the same routines can wear on me and make me a bit frustrated. So, I took charge of my situation and did a mini vacation. When I'm feeling this rut I usually will drive down to Nashville, Tennessee and see my brother and his friends. Sometimes I'll venture up to Michigan or go to Kentucky camping, but the lure of the music scene in Nashville is too tempting sometimes for me to pass it up.

The great aspects of Nashville are too vast to mention in this little blog post, but my key components that keep pulling me back here are: the music (and not just country. There's everything from Indy rock, singer/songwriter, rock, folk, etc.), the Yazoo brewery, the cool trails and parks that are all over Nashville, the restaurants, the music instrument stores (there are some incredible instruments in this city).

The great thing about mini vacations is that patterns of behavior are interrupted. Taking a step out of the monotony that is life is a great way to keep happy and healthy in my mind.

I hope all of you can enjoy a mini vacation, even if it's just around the corner. Get out of that rut!

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