A Planned Vacation

vacation-and-travel-planning I’m in the middle of a two-week vacation right now. (That statement is accurate in the right now of this posting… I actually wrote this almost twenty days ago, because I knew I was going to be on vacation right now – – how’s that for some circular thought?)

In the past years, my longest vacations were six to eight days, usually averaging three to five…This one is  thirteen. Somewhere along the line recently, I have learned that what makes for a great vacation experience is a planned vacation experience. And I’ve been planning for this bad boy for a while…

I held off buying a book because I knew I wanted to buy it just before climbing on a plane.  I’ve got a trip scheduled along with a side excursion in the middle of my travels.  I’ve been checking local events on the internet for three different regions and been looking i advance as to what movies will be available.  There are more than three meals planned already. There is an advance strategy for Christmas decorating during this time as well as assuring self that planning for the two events that will hot the schedule right out of the gate when I return to the office.

The reality is that I have my next two vacations after this one on my radar as well.  Not full plans, but approximate whens and wheres. Sure, it looks a little type-A-ish for a vacation, but I’m planning to have a series of different and other experiences while vacating my everyday life.  I’m betting that refresh my soul and renew my energies.

When’s your next vacation and what’s your plan?

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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