Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Caregivers Need Vacations! But, Don't Tell Anyone!
Every caregiver needs a vacation...or five!
It can be such an ordeal planning some time away from your caregiving duties, but it's worth it--even if it's only for a few days. However, it might be a good idea to keep your time off to yourself.
But, here’s the point of the day: I just got back from vacation…and I didn’t tell many people I was going. Didn’t mention it in a blog before I left, didn’t put it on FaceBook, didn’t announce, “Hey Y’all! I’m going on vacation!”
In today’s world, it’s probably not good to announce you won’t be home for an extended period. Increasingly, security experts are saying such an announcement might work as well as putting a sign in your front yard that says, “Come steal our stuff!”
I know the summer is two-thirds over, but, other than folks who help in your caregiving duties and some close friends who’ll watch your home for you, it might be a good idea to not announce, “I’m sooooo looking forward to vacation/long weekend!”
Oh, and thanks for the welcome back.