Happiness is not about avoiding the storm, but learning to dance in the rain. Not my words, but borrowed from someone who borrowed them from someone else. Not much rain in the Grand Canyon, but this road trip was me relearning how to dance in the rain. Self payment for years of work and thinking, "One day..." It also reminded me that it's stupid to spend years telling myself I'm working my butt off today so that I can spend a week doing what I want later.
It never seemed to be the right moment for me to take time off. There was always another project ramping up or in the last mad crunch. Well, guess what? I took the time, and the world kept turning, the projects kept moving forward. And I got to see the Grand Canyon! At sunset!!!