A time when you get to smell the flowers, breathe in the fresh air and soak up the sun.
Alright, I'm not on that kind of vacation, but it's still wonderful in its own way. The college where I work is on the quarter system (for only one more quarter, unfortunately) so right now is finals week and spring break. Since I have been working there for over five years I received an extra five days of vacation this year. I decided now would be the best time to take my extra week so I am not interpreting any final exams, critiques, presentations, meetings, etc. It is LOVELY.
Now, what do I do while I am on vacation and everyone else (for the most part) that I know is working?
I sit around almost all day long and I am completely fine with that, granted we are still training for the Cleveland Marathon right now so I'm not sitting around all the time.
Vacation is my time to let my body and my mind recover. Interpreting can be physically and mentally exhausting and I know that spring quarter is going to be just as, if not more, busy than winter quarter.
While on vacation I like to catch up on shows, or watch new ones, that I know Mike would never want to watch. Some of my favorites right now are Switched at Birth (even though it is cheesy, I am a sign language interpreter so I have to watch it), Nashville and Smash.
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Mike has also gotten me addicted to Fruit Ninja. It was hilarious last night when he came home and we played "against" each other. We were just sitting next to each other playing and would compare our scores, ha! My high score on arcade mode is 525, I'm sure it will be higher than that at the end of vacation.
What do you do to relax while on vacation?