My friends and relatives also seem surprised I have taken leave for no particular reason, and that I'm not going away anywhere.
Actually, I just needed a break. To not get up every week day, commute, work at a desk, and come home. The office grind can be wear you down, you know.
So I'm taking a break for my health. My mental health as well as my physical! Offices are bad for your body ergonomicly, and my brain deserves a break from the usual merry-go-round of numbers and corporate politics.
I will be visiting my mother at the farm, however, so that will get me out of the city at least. I look forward to a few days of quiet and being able to see the stars at night.
Do you ever have a "do nothing" vacation?