(Closed) What would you do if you had 6 weeks off work?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

canadian-b33:  I would have said take a long holiday but if your husband doesn’t get that time off too then just a short one I guess. I would sort stuff out around my home – de clutter, do very thorough cleans etc. Do some of my cake decorating to improve skills and make some extra cash! Read books and do lots of active stuff during the day – walks/hikes etc, extra gym classes.

Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a teacher, so…all my vacation time is at the same time.  Here’s what I’m doing this summer:

two week vacation

summer school, curriculum writing, and tutoring throughout July

visit parents for two weeks

then school starts again!  EEK.


I always work throughout the summer, though, since, you know, teacher pay.  But I like to just spend time in the sun, relax, and read.  I also like to watch the Tour de France, which inspires me to ride my bike (though definitely not like they do in the Tour!!).

Post # 4
1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

canadian-b33:  Read and become a temporary pro athlete! Not as in getting paid, but full time training! I’d enter an ultra marathon or half ironman and then spend 6 hours a day making myself an even more badass speed machine. Also, sleeping in. That would be heaven.

Post # 5
112 posts
Blushing bee

canadian-b33:  I’m so jealous of all of that time off! In addition to your list, I’d probably try to get things done around the house (organize, clean out our closets, drop off donations, etc.). I’d also try find a temporary volunteer gig. I used to volunteer at libraries and shelters over the summer when I was a student, so I’m sure you can find a place that would appreciate some extra help 1-2x a week for awhile. 

Post # 6
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Stevens Estate

Vacation, and home renovation projects. I would love to have a couple weeks off to paint my porch lol

Post # 7
2640 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

canadian-b33:  The first week, I would sit on my butt and do nothing. The second and third weeks, I would work on all the home improvement projects that are half-done, for the 4th, 5th, and half of the 6th week I would go on vacation, and for the last half of the last week, I would sit on my butt again.

I have lofty goals, I know 😉

Post # 8
6534 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2019

It would all depend on money but a holidau somewhere would be on the cards. If SO was only free for 1 week I would try to dejunk  / clean house (but this wouldn’t take long) cook, read but truth be told, I am so used to working all the time I would find it difficult to fill my time, so maybe volunteer somewhere 🙂

Post # 9
1164 posts
Bumble bee

I’d learn something new, for examle, I’d love to do a sign language course or learn to crochet (I can knit but crochet confuses me!), or a short literature course or something.

Post # 10
5219 posts
Bee Keeper

Definitely organize various rooms in the house, do some yardwork and maybe try my hand at growing some herbs/veggies. Work out, try some new recipes and read some. I love to be outside though, so I know if I had 6 weeks off I would be at the pool as much as possible enjoying the good life. 

Post # 12
663 posts
Busy bee

canadian-b33:  Start a garden.  The first few weeks take the most work. 

Post # 13
1557 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


1. Time in the Sun!

2. fixing up the house

3. being a tourist in my own city & going to the museums

Post # 14
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Get a puppy!

Post # 15
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

canadian-b33:  F- that! road trip! im living like a gypsy and camping around amercia! lol or europe! 

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