When I come back from vacation, a great visit with an inspiring friend or even a long weekend, I tend to have a bit more bounce in my step, fresh eyes and renewed mindset.

There is something about stepping away from the work that gives us a different perspective, even for a moment. We’re able to stand high above the forest where we once were winding through the trail and see the big picture of how far we’ve come.

I’m energized at such times, because I can feel myself breaking out of old patterns of thinking that tend to lull me into zombieland. A place where I feel like I’m just walking through life as a robot or ghost completely unattached to what I’m doing.

It is in the moments where nothing is written before me that excites me and gives me the perspective that all things are possible.

Who doesn’t want that?