My friend Will and I left work early on the weekend of July 20th to come up to my family's new cottage that they had been renovating over the past couple months. It took us about 5 hours to get out of Ottawa and up to Sudbury where the cottage is close to. It was located on this sizeable but calm lake.
My dad is a bit of a workaholic, he takes pride in running things and finds enjoyment by creating and operating businesses, farms, really anything that requires some elbow grease. A few years ago, my father took me with him and his friends to a small lake in Northern Ontario for a fishing trip. That was the first (and last) time I saw my dad express any interest in fishing. I guess that trip stuck with him however because he worked and worked and bought this cottage and a new boat so that he could go fishing whenever he wanted.
The trip was filled with dirt, swimming, beer, amazing food, and good times. It might be hard to find time in between work and school, but this cottage is going to be a necessary regular weekend. Find something that you love and make sure you find time for it, be it a hobby, family, friends, travelling, or fishing. Make sure to take some time to recharge those batteries from your busy life.
'Till next time.