In a reflective moment as I spent the entire day at the office on another Sunday it crossed my mind that I let another year go by without taking real vacation time. Unless it counts to take four days off for food poisoning and a week off to pack/bring my daughter to college. Those were sooooo relaxing.
However, this terrible practice does not rub off on my staff as they know to take every day available. And I'm not at all learning.
There really is a price to be paid in the "not getting re-charged" department. So here I sit, in my office, thinking about 2009. One long weekend planned so far.
1. It really isn't possible to catch up;
2. There's never a good time to take a vacation - problems just replace each other;
3. Whose fault is it? I know it's not my association or officers - it's my fault;
4. Take your vacation time - all of it. Or you'll miss it. I know this.