Today begins my first day of vacation! W00t!

Actually, I started my vacation as soon as I left the office on Thursday (I can’t really tell you for sure because I wrote this earlier in the week).

So I’m trying something new this year. I’ve heard a few leaders in ministry talk about always taking two weeks of vacation when they get the chance. Their reasoning is that you don’t really get relaxed and unplugged until after you’ve been away for four or five days and for most people that’s when their vacation is almost over.

Well, I don’t really have enough vacation time to take two weeks in a row and still have time to take off at other times of the year. However, I decided to try my own version of this strategy. Next week Sara and I are flying to Playa De Carmen to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary in style. Four nights and five days in a luxurious all-inclusive resort. I can’t freaking wait! Sara and I just don’t vacation like this very often.

The last thing I wanted was to be up until 3:00 AM the morning of trying to get out those last emails before heading off for vacation. So I decided that I would take a few days off before we leave for Mexico. Today is Friday and I’m officially on vacation. Sara and I don’t leave until Thursday. Is that awesome or what? I will actually come to church on Sunday where it will be work as usual. However it won’t be filled with emails and meetings, just hanging out with teams and families.

So, I’ll let you know how it goes.

How about you? How do you vacation? What’s been the best, most restful and relaxing vacation you’ve taken?