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I need a vacation, do you? Life and living can just make you tired. So in spite of the economy, recession, some people's depression, and the stimulus that I'm not seeing much of, I'm going away to relax. I'll be leaving with my husband and daughter to regroup and get refreshed. I actually feel calm just writing about it.

I do not vacation because I'm rich, everything is perfect, or because I'm not concerned with the state of our country and world. I vacation because regardless of where I am in this season of life or the chaos in the world, I need to get rejuvenated, re-energized, and recharged.  

So I looked for a vacation “stimulus” package, and found one at our favorite resort. Not only is the hotel room covered, but so are all the activities including the beach, the gardens, bike riding, tennis, boating, and golf. Too bad I don't golf. But for $99 a night you can't beat that. I need my stimulus vacation and I'm taking it.  

I don't just want a vacation. I need a vacation. Do you?

Sharman Lawson a columnist on Fabulously40, and a financial coach, speaker, and author of the book 12 Steps to Eliminate Debt Forever!



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 30, 2009
    • I don’t need a vacation but would like to take a vacation. I want to visit my family and friends in MI. However everyone tells me how depressing MI is right now. So do I go visit them and try to ignore mess the economy has made on my home state? How do I cheer them up? Blah!

      Sharman I hope you enjoy yourself and live it up!



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      Tina Sickinger wrote May 30, 2009
    • Sharman, I’m with you; I NEED a vacation! I know everyone would like to take a vacation, but sometimes you DO get to that point where you really NEED one.

      Every so often we all have to get away and recharge ourselves in order to have the mental, emotional and physical stamina it takes just to continue to deal with day to day life.

      Like you, we always look for the package deals; it can sure save you a lot of money and if you are going somewhere you’ve never been before, it’s a great way to check out some of the activitied they have to offer you may otherwise not be aware of.

      It’s important to note, however, that you don’t necessarily have to go far from home in order to vacation. Sometimes just a long weekend in a hotel with a pool and hottub with your loved one can make you feel less stressed and is much less expensive, if price is and issue.

      Regardless of how we do it, I am with you. Let’s get away and cut loose and prepare for what awaits us upon our return. Great post!estatic



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      Mz. Queen wrote May 30, 2009
    • I have had two vacations thus far this year and I want another one but even more than that I want the money that it takes just to cushion my pockets. I’m sure I can make something vacation like happen if I could just get the money.

      Have a great time on your vacation girlfriend.

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      Denise Richardson wrote May 30, 2009
    • tongue out I’m so over due for a vacation it ain’t even funny worried, I’m looking forward to going to california the end of June for my b-day I pray nothing gets in the way of it.



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      Coachmombabe wrote May 30, 2009
    • I just got back from one, but I could take another! Not because I need it, mind you, but it’s just fun!



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      Ggirl wrote May 31, 2009
    • I hear ya. I need another vacation and I just had one in April. It would probably help if I didn’t daydream each day looking at the lovely secluded beach picture I have posted at my desk with an adirondack chair, clear blue water and a white sand beach. estatic



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