Today begins a much-needed 9-day break from my job. I’ll be off this weekend, the entire coming week, and the next weekend before I head back to work on October 27th. As I normally do, I overbooked myself in September and October between my day job, my two-hour daily commute, teaching at the local college, serving on a national Board, volunteering, and running my website company (among other things…like LIFE)! I’m feeling good, though – just ready for a few days of relaxation and being away from the office.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that I put together a large “to do” list for myself during this vacation. That’s right – I have tasks to complete during my time away from the office. I’m not going away on a vacation, I’m doing one of these newly popular “staycation” things where I stay around my house for a week. I’m doing this partly out of necessity (while I’m on vacation from my day job, I still have to teach twice this week) and partly due to the tremendous cost savings associated with not going away. Initially, I wanted to take a few days and go down to Nashville. Then I realized that I would go down to Nashville and spend a bunch of money on a flight only to get down there and wind up doing more work for the national Board that I sit on. I figured that I can do that from home so why spend the money on the flight?
To keep busy over the next few days, I’ve given myself four small pages of notes on things that need to be addressed. Everything from figuring out the problem with my truck to reading a stack of the books that are sitting in my room to making certain foods that I like to getting ready for next week’s classes that I have to teach.
It’ll be a busy, yet somehow relaxing week!