In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Breakdown.”

Tell us about a habit you’d like to break. Is there any way it can play a positive role in your life?


My afternoon nap was once a daily routine when I was a very young child, and they continued when I began kindergarten, classes. I loved my blue mat that I would curl up for an hour after lunch.

When I began the first grade, the afternoon naps stopped, and as the school years progressed, I had the habit of falling asleep after lunch well into my college years.

When I began my professional career, I had training classes periodically, and I would often fall asleep after lunch. Over the years, I dreamed of breaking the habit of falling asleep in the afternoon.

However, lately I have embraced the retiree afternoon nap, which is mandatory in most retirement communities. I look forward to my afternoon nap and feel cheated when I don’t get it.

And although, I don’t have my blue mat to lay on anymore, my favorite beach chair suffices while holding a fishing pole.

The Daily Post Prompt

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

4 thoughts on ““Breakdown””
  1. Oh, I’m not retired yet, but I need my afternoon nap! Even if it’s just a “cat nap” (why do they call it that? my cats sleep all day long) I need something!

  2. Well, now we need a picture to visualize 😀

  3. A beach chair with a fishing pole sounds perfect for a nap.

    Thank you for following my blog. I have a photo blog and recently started a writing blog. The followers seem to be mixed together. So hope you enjoy one of my blogs 🙂

    1. You have a great site. I love the photography.

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