I was hoping that 4 days in the mountains would be a nice time to recharge. Unfortunately, with my wife needing to work some of the time, Kyle coming back early for school, and me getting hurt, it seems that I didn’t get a lot of time up there. I barely feel like we got away, as opposed to some of our long weekends last year.
It’s important to recharge, and get away from work. I’ve balanced things pretty well over the last few years, working from home, but I’ve also not taken a lot of vacation. And I’ve found that taking a day here and there hasn’t helped since I still get caught in the grind of working more the day before and after. A little of that happened this time.
I think that I might take a note from some of the people I listen to on the radio, like Jim Rome, and shut things down for a week at a time this year. I’ll be picking out some low traffic times and then trying to take a whole week off here and there. We’ll see how that works out.
One nice thing about the condo we hit in the mountains. It didn’t have free wi-fi available, so I was offline most of the time. It didn’t make sense for me to fire up my netbook and check mail or anything and pay a fee each day, so I left it off until the last night. That was a nice chance to get away from the site for a few days.