Disconnecting From The Office

The lack of consistent posting here doesn’t provide any insight into the other things going on in my life or why things have slowed down.

But that is not what this post is about, nor do I think most readers have that kind of interest in the little details.

This is more of a note to myself, a reminder that I haven’t done a good job of disconnecting from work during vacation.

Or maybe it is better to say the last three or four, because I was better about it in the past.

Anyhoo, the one thing this blog does a great job of establishing for me is how fast time goes and how quickly children grow up.

Which is why I have promised to leave my work phone and laptop at home when I go on vacation at the end of this week.

It is time to disconnect.

Time To Make More Memories

My children probably don’t recognize slides though I know they have seen them before, but shots like the one above make me smile.

Because they remind me of great trips from the past and invaluable experiences with friends and family.

The goal when I leave this week is to make some more and to put myself in a position where work cannot distract me because I will have no way to see it or acknowledge it.

Ideally there will be no great fires or challenges while I am out, but if there are, they will wait.

It is time to disconnect and recharge my batteries.

This computer will come with me and maybe I’ll update the blog again, but the primary focus will be on creating and enjoying experiences.

Life is too short to ignore the clock.

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  1. Mitch Mitchell July 28, 2023 at 6:25 pm

    Interesting. In retrospect, with no children, and being an only child, maybe I needed to pay more attention to the woman I was married to. I didn’t ignore her, but I did spend a lot of time on my computer when I was home, and that’s before I started working for myself. Still, I have lots of good memories and even some pictures here and there; but since I haven’t been on a vacation since 1999, needing to put anything away to concentrate on anyone else isn’t anything I have to worry about. 🙂

    • Jack Steiner July 30, 2023 at 8:40 am

      Oh, I cannot imagine not taking a vacation for that long a period of time. Everyone is different and so are our needs but the time away for me is so very important for helping me to recharge my batteries.

      Family definitely appreciated more attention and I enjoyed it too.

      • Mitch Mitchell July 30, 2023 at 6:49 pm

        Well, being both a military kid and an independent consultant who traveled to many places across the country, most of which I didn’t want to be, thinking about a vacation didn’t mean much to me… then again, the places I might have thought about going for a vacation turns out to include places I thought about going on vacation to. 🙂

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