Do you ever have the urge to just pack your bags and run away…from like, everything? The day job? The night job? The housework, the laundry pile, the grocery shopping, cooking and paying the bills? The utility representative who totally pisses you off? Maybe even (shut the door!) the husband and kids?

I totally get it because I’ve been there more than once.

Sadly, I was born with the responsibility gene, and I’m sure that many of you were too. It’s one of those genes that makes you put all other needs before your own, even when soul deep, your body is shouting NOOOOOOOOOO!

My favorite spot to run to is this little island in the South Pacific. Ocean, beach, gentle surf…a little bit of heaven on earth. And when I can’t escape to paradise…

…I’ve found escape in books. It’s one of the reason why I decided to set my laugh-out-loud Caught Between series on a tropical island in the Caribbean. When I’m feeling the urge to escape and can’t, I can always immerse myself in reading and writing. And what better place—especially in the dead of winter—is there to write about than a place with the sound of the ocean waves in the background and warm temperatures year-round.

So now tell me in the comments…where do you go to escape? And when you can’t escape, what’s your favorite escape activity?

 

Zen…Or Letting Go After A Total Meltdown

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