Thursday, July 31, 2008
Ahhhhh, I need a vacation!
I was talking today with a co-worker who is going on vacation next week. She has not been on vacation in a while; she is in management, and is working on her Ph.D. I told her she definitely needs to get away. My motto is “Work Hard, You Need to Play Hard.” I reminded her to not even think about work while she is gone, which is hard for many in management.
I don’t have the problem. When I am gone, I am GONE. Don’t call me, don’t email me even if by chance you have my personal email, which chances are - YOU DON’T. Because you won’t get an answer, I promise.
I love what I do, even though the folks can get on my last freakin’ nerve, but my job is never ending and always different. The organized chaos of the day, makes it go quickly - if I could just only erase the people out of it.
I guess I was also remembering past vacations because the past couple of days have been rough mainly because of the people I work with. The beaches of Jamaica or Martinque, the historical fun of Washington DC, or the city life of NYC are just a few escapes I can name. I will not forget to mention the lights and Manilow in Las Vegas - that is the top of my list.
When I am away, I don’t think of reports, or meetings - NOTHING. While they might be waiting for my return, and usually someone is waiting for me when I pull up. They are truly the last thing on my mind when I’m away.
I hope everyone gets to enjoy vacations, and not worry about work and not rush back. Life is for enjoy, even though you might like what you do - it is still work and structure and vacations are not.
The BS and the insensitivity everyone has to endure daily at work make any time away - TOTAL ENJOYMENT! If you have the craziness in your personal life, then some reevaluating needs to be done.
Life is short and you only go around once. Have fun!
Posted by Peachy at 12:59 PM