The Out-of-Office (and away on vacay!) Series

This past weekend my husband and I went on a sort of spontaneous getaway… to Philly.

Neither of us had ever been there and we felt like getting out of town so after work last Friday we drove down stayed at our very first Airbnb. By Saturday afternoon, we had seen a good bit of Philly and since we didn’t book anything special in advance we were wondering what to do next at about 2pm.

So we got in the car and started driving around the area, and low and behold somehow we ended up at the beach in Cape May, NJ.

It was gloriously beautiful day weather-wise and this was the icing on the cake. It felt amazing to just have some free time away from the world even if just for an evening.

By the time Monday rolled around, I have to admit that I was not looking forward to diving back into blogging, social media, or spending any amount of time in my home office. Even though these are things I normally LOVE!

After easing back into normal life though, I realized that this could actually turn into something good, and so this series came to be…

Over the next month or so as we head into the vacation season, I’ll to be sharing one super-simple action each week you can take to make getting away even more enjoyable and coming back-to-reality a total breeze.

As much as I love making my office my favorite place to be, sometimes my creativity needs to get out of the house and catch some rays! I’m going to help you do the same with complete ease.

This week let’s make sure all of those getaway plans actually happen in the first place – Here’s your…

Out-of-Office Action Step #1

Plot out all booked and potential getaway (and/or staycation) dates in your calendar – then make sure finalize all the deets

Just get this part done now (sometimes it feels like the hardest part) and start dreaming of the fun things you will do!

On a side note – if you’re someone who likes to be all hustle and no rest, I hope you seriously consider taking a break at some point this summer. And if you can’t get away then incorporate some more FUN-time into your schedule every week to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Okay, I really want you to get on with setting these plans, but before you do share in the comments what blissful summer plans you have in the works. Going anywhere special? I want to know!

And if you know a fellow busy lady who needs to set her own OOO (out-of-office) email pass this post along. She just might need that extra nudge to take the risk and book that flight ; )


2 Comments on The Out-of-Office (and away on vacay!) Series

  1. Kara Benz
    July 24, 2015 at 7:46 AM (4 years ago)

    I love this Jessica! Hubby and I like to get away on the weekends too and we are lucky to live within driving distance of some great places (We’re in NJ just 45 minutes from Philly). I can’t wait to read the rest of your tips as well :)

    • Jessica Newell
      July 24, 2015 at 5:49 PM (4 years ago)

      So fun Kara! It’s awesome to have getaway weekends – hope you get some good tips out of this series. #happysummer


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