Friday, August 23, 2013

Does Federer Bring His Racket on Vacation?

This post isn't about tennis  ;-)

I've been on vacation for the last 2 weeks - it's been great to get away for an extended period of time. I'm not sure I've ever taken 2 weeks off. Definitely not in the last 10 years.

I've tried to balance staying off the grid and staying in touch. A few emails here and there, and work colleagues tell me to get back to vacationing. A little online time, and well, similar looks from the family.

But I bet that Roger Federer brings his racket on vacation, and no one complains or expects otherwise.

Vacation is about unwinding - and we've done plenty of that. But it's not about stress. And the build up of emails and action items is stressful to me. I don't want to return home to a load of inbox stress.

I have a feeling that Dave Matthews brings his guitar on vacation, and no one complains or expects otherwise.

As it is, I decided not to buy a local SIM chip (I'm in Canada). So, I'm only really online (WiFi) in the mornings and evenings...with a few intermittent spats online if we hit a WiFi zone.

I'd be surprised if Fred Wilson didn't blog while on vacation.

So, that's why I do a little work*, while on vacation.

*not really work if you love what you do.

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