Food and shelter, health, love, skill, meaning

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W- and I are on our very first staycation. J- will be with us for two weeks, so he figured he’d take some time off to spend with her, and I figured I’d take some time off to spend with them. Besides, vacation–unstructured time–is great for building memories and investing in yourself.

This brings me to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, and how I hope to spend my staycation: working on food and shelter, health, love, skill, and meaning. I’m already happy, so it’s not about escaping from work (which I enjoy). I want to explore how I can make life even more wonderful. There are lots of ways to deepen our experiences, and they don’t involve a lot of money. They do need an investment of time.

Food: Learning new recipes! Yesterday, we made a summer chickpea salad (mint, basil, red onion, lemon, chickpeas) from the Jamie’s Dinners book.
Shelter: Getting more organized. Added shelves for plants, bags.
Health: Exercising more, biking more.
Love: Sharing experiences.
Skill: Working on presentations, sewing, and photography.
Meaning: Reflecting on life, figuring out how I want to contribute.

This’ll be fun!

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