The morning I left for San Francisco was far from typical. I barely slept that night because once again I was about to experience a first with Camp Zeno! The thought of an RV road trip was beyond any dream of ‘things to experience’ at camp. It would be a journey that would be hard to top, and once again being with my Zeno family would definitely yield me an experience that would last me my lifetime.
The BIG question….. When do I deserve a break? I still have so much to do…. but I’m exhausted…. But I haven’t met my deadlines….. but im not really getting any work done…. But I don’t want to use my sick days or vacation days…. But I don’t know if I’ll EVER use my sick days or vacation days.
No oppressive boss, nagging vacation rules or arid cage, that some like to refer to as a cubicle, to clock into. No particular need to shower, change out of your sweatpants, or trudge through another stale commute. Just road-trippin’ and passport stamping, with a lap-top in tote.
Freedom to work, play, and for God’s sake, dress as you please. Freedom to wear PJs ‘til noon and take a mid-day beach, museum or 3-hour café break.
The free life has serious mass appeal. Because that’s all we really crave, right? Unleashed living and adult immunity?
Well, not really…
I just got back from three days in big sur (post to come) and my friend and I spent a lot of time discussing how new space can create new habits, how trips can be so refreshing and inspiring. What if we always focused on leaving a habit behind when going on vacation?
When was the last time you heard someone say: “Oh MAN! I just had the most INCREDIBLE idea and PRODUCTIVE creative experience, while sitting at my computer after a long, hard day of trying & thinking & typing!
Or… “You know that PROBLEM I’ve been trying to solve? The ANSWER totally came to me, like an EPIPHANY … while I was mindlessly checking my Twitter stream!”
“Montee” as we like to call him, is the mysterious man of the neighborhood who comes baring gifts and goes before you’ve had time to say thank you. He’s like a hologram, appearing just when you need him. He appeared one cold night at burning man and placed a Spirit Hood on my head making me feel both cool and warm at the same time, he appeared bedside after I got in a bad car accident with the best post surgery healers, he appeared the day of the Bon Iver show with 1 last ticket.
In the wake of the recent tragedies, the state of our economy, and on going wars, we would like to offer a challenge to our readers today. We ask that you take it upon yourselves to perform one selfless act of kindness for someone you do not know. While this could be someone you find that is in obvious need, we also encourage you to reach out to people that may not seem in immediate need. Truly everyone could use a little LLYOV this holiday season.
We’ve noticed that the news has been filled in recent days with stories of people doing good deeds for one another and while we love the message this spreads we challenge you to Tell No One. We hope this spreading of LLYOV will continue like an endless chain wrapping our planet in random acts of kindness eternally.