Wait, Escape

I felt like I was walking into a brick wall, over and over and over. All week. There was never a door, just a solid brick wall. So on my lunch break I got in my car….it was humid and sprinkling, so I didn’t want to run. I considered Mall of America for some walking, but was afraid I’d get distracted by shopping.

Wait Escape

I found my way to Fort Snelling, I have a state park parking pass from the last time I went to Duluth, and despite working about 3 miles away I hadn’t utilized the Fort Snelling option. So I explored the grounds a bit, parked by the beach and went for a walk. My mind was stuck on unhelpful thoughts, so I turned on a podcast to distract myself. I did end up going back to work, and the afternoon wasn’t perfect, but the break was much needed.

Somedays you can’t escape the madness, but if you get the opportunity, even for a moment, take it.

Lunch breaks…do you take them? What do you during that time?


  1. Good for you for getting away! I usually don’t take lunch breaks but this summer I have been trying to get out for a walk a couple of times a week when the weather is nice. It’s nice to clear my mind and step away from the computer for a bit. A couple of times when it’s been quiet at work, I’ve spent some time in a green space by my office, reading. I should take a lunch break more often as it’s good for me to get away from my desk!

  2. I’m so glad you found Fort Snelling! I love going there – it’s great for a quick escape. Sometimes a walk in nature (and a good podcast) can help you refocus. I’m glad you took the time for yourself in the midst of a crazy week and a not-so-awesome day.

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