Mini Vacation

September 7, 2021


The days go by so quickly. I find myself craving a chance to savor the little pleasures in life more often.  My solution?  A mini vacation every single day! Fifteen to thirty minutes of just pure joy!



Vacations are so special because our main objective is to enjoy ourselves and we want to savor every minute of it!  Why can’t we bring some of that energy into our daily lives?

I take a 15-30 minute “vacation” every day.  This is time for pure joy, not for being the least bit productive.  I’m not allowed to work toward a goal or help someone else. This is ME TIME!


You will find your own mini vacations that feel the best to you, but here are a few of my favorites:

Treating myself to coffee and a pastry.

Taking a drive to someplace with a great view and listening to music or an uplifting podcast on the way.

Looking at houses online and daydreaming about my next cool pad.

Looking at designer outfits online and planning a pretend purchase.

Listening to a relaxing guided meditation.

Taking a walk. Not to burn calories or to the let dogs poop, but just because I feel like it!



What I’ve noticed as I’ve started doing this is that I am finding more and more time in my day for this.  Enjoying your life is never time wasted.  As a matter of fact, if I could give my younger self any advice, it would be to work less and play more! Is that shocking?  Or do you agree?

Share with me if you do anything like this for yourself or if you’d like to give it a try.  I’d love to hear about it!

And if you’re just here for fashion ideas, no worries! I have lots of fall content on the way … wearable outfits, as well as some fun New York Fashion Week coverage!

(In the meantime, check out this cute summer to fall nap dress!)


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and look fierce!



  • Reply Juliet September 7, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Great idea … love it. Implementation underway! xo

  • Reply Kim September 8, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Dawn could not agree more! Love this post. The little breaks for joy are the key to happiness I think. As my mom would say it’s the little things in life that were really the big things. I think we have to be older to get this. We are getting wiser ! Sending you hugs. I’m going to share this. ❤️ Kim

    • Reply Dawn Lucy September 8, 2021 at 7:51 am

      Awww thanks so much, Kimi! I do think we’re getting older, wiser, and happier!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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