I've never done this before. In the past 6.5 years, I can't remember a time when I took much more than a single week off for vacation. And given that I appear to now have just over 7 weeks of vacation time accumulated, it's high time I change that.
Over the last year or so I've traveled a fair amount for work, and I think that managed to trick a part of my brain into thinking that I was taking lots of vacations. In reality, work related travel is rarely relaxing. I'm always struggling to keep up with... work.
So, starting Friday morning I'm heading out for a couple weeks. I may or may not post much here during that time but probably will post photos, so keep an eye on my Flickr stream if you're curious.
It's time to relax, clear my head, hang out with friends, and enjoy the outdoors.
If I do manage to spend much effort thinking about work, I hope it's the result of stepping back quite a bit to consider what I've been up to during the past few years and what I'd like to do in the next few. I really need to do that, but I find it exceptionally difficult to do when I'm immersed in the Bay Area tech scene on a day to day basis.
A wise man once said "an unexamined life is not worth living."
Posted by jzawodn at May 11, 2006 02:14 PM