Cassie Gibbs

I cannot emphasize the importance of taking a break from your regular life.

Last week, I was coming back from my vacation that, at times, still felt like work. This is mostly because I wanted to plan fun things and figure out my way around a new town.

I did have fun during my time off, but, needless to say, I was tired when I got back.

So, I did the one thing I knew that would help me relax and get my mind (and sleep schedule) back on track.

I went to visit my mom, dad and brother.

Of course, I had other reasons to visit them. I bought them awesome gifts while on vacation, and I needed to give those to them.

But, I mostly went to visit my parents to sleep and not have anything to do.

That’s the great thing about going to my parents’ house. I’m sure you would say the same thing.

I don’t have to make plans. If I wanted to, I could lounge around all day in my pajamas and watch TV while eating bowls of cereal.

My parents don’t mind... as long as I wash my dishes.

This weekend, I bonded with my mother while we shopped and ate a late dinner.

I got to share a moment with my father because I bought us T-shirts that just fit our personalities.

I was able to help my brother with a few personal projects of his. He was also able to pick me up and sling me around and terrify me because what brother wouldn’t?

He’s also bigger than me, so he can just pick me up with no problems.

I read books, watched movies and caught up with a TV show or two.

I truly enjoyed myself.

I encourage you readers to take a vacation from your regular life and just be lazy.

You don’t have to go to your parents’ house like I did to do that. You don’t even have to leave your living room.

Still, take some time away. Spend some time with family. Read a book or watch some TV.

Just take some time and de-stress. It will make a world of difference.

Cassie Gibbs is a staff writer for The Southeast Sun and Daleville Sun-Courier. The opinions of this writer are her own and not the opinion of the paper. She can be reached at (334) 393-2969 or by email at

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