I’ve been at my current job nearly a year. While I’m glad to have it, as of late, I’ve been tired a lot more, and I’ve been having a harder time focusing. I don’t have my full vacation time yet, so I couldn’t take any other days off if I wanted to be able to go to Austin and still have time at the end of the year. I had one day off in March, thought that was snow related. All that straight time was wearing on me. My quality of work was degrading, and I hated that, because it made me nervous, then made the quality degrade further. I don’t want that to be the case.
That’s why today was a terrific thing to happen. I finally got a weekday off that wasn’t spent shoveling, or worrying about getting snowed in again. It was spent taking a break, doing what I wanted, and not pushing myself. It felt great, and I feel like I’m ready to go back for a little while. Sometimes, you just need a day away. It makes life so much better. Now I’m just pushing for vacation in July. I’ve got a trip to Austin that seems like it’ll be as much as, if not more fun than the vacation back in 2011. Yes, I’ll still be doing job hunting, but I’m spending a chunk of time on myself there, doing things I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. It won’t be long until that’s here, so I’m just gonna keep my head down and push for the vacation. It’s going to be great when it gets here, and if I do good work till then, it’ll be even sweeter.