Today, I’m ending my first week back after being on vacation for a week. Let me tell you, it was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. It wasn’t flashy, it wasn’t expensive, it was simply relaxing and recharging.
I had been getting burnt out, so I needed the time away from work. So, for the first time in memory, I didn’t check work email the entire time I was gone. I didn’t read RSS feeds until the last day of my vacation. I actually stayed off of the computer for the most part. I say for the most part because I DID set up a new iMac and iPhone during the week, but other than that, I didn’t spend a lot of time browsing or reading or anything.
I think that was the main thing that let the batteries re-charge a bit. Another was just spending time with my daughters and wife. We played games, and hung out, went to the movies (Bee Movie was cute) and actually watched Star Wars as a family for the first time. We also ate at new food places and old favorites. It was great. I actually got up fairly early each day and just went about at our own relaxed pace.
My wife and I got to re-connect as well. We had been running so much, that all we ever had energy for was watching a little TV before bed. But, since we went about things at a pretty leisurely pace, we got to enjoy each other’s company more.
So, in all, a completely enjoyable experience, and one I’ll have to remember. I haven’t felt this good in a long time…