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Taking A Vacation

by Carolyn Elefant on August 7, 2008 · 3 comments

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Tomorrow, I’m leaving for a family vacation to London and while I’m exhausted from scrambling around trying to finish a brief and get my daughers ready for school (which begins the last week in August, just a week after we return), I’m also incredibly excited.  I spent a semester in London in college, but haven’t been back since the summer of 1988, after I took the bar – and that trip was marred by my constant replaying of bar questions in my head (note to the similarly situated:  don’t do that!)

I am looking forward to a real vacation, and in fact, I won’t even be bringing my laptop – a decision facilitated by policies like these.  However, I also must confess that I’m not a big fan of the work-life smush fad, where rather than separate our life into compartments like work and play, we simply regard work and play as one big continuum.  I’ve been doing that for nearly 12 years now – writing briefs while nursing babies, sneaking in phone calls while waiting on car pool lines, blogging while interrupted with homework questions – and it’s nearly burned me out.  So I’m looking forward to rejuvenating without my computer and I know that my daughters are looking forward to it as well. 

If you catch me posting frequently, you can let me have it!  In the meantime, enjoy the next week and I’ll see you on the other side, with lots of news about some new projects that will be happening here soon.

  • http://solopracticeuniversity.tumblr.com Susan Cartier Liebel

    Carolyn,
    Have a great time. London is awesome. I, too, spent a semester there in undergrad…been back a few times since (but not since ’95) and I would NEVER take my laptop overseas and feel I have to work, either.
    See you when you get back!

  • http://solopracticeuniversity.tumblr.com Susan Cartier Liebel

    Carolyn,
    Have a great time. London is awesome. I, too, spent a semester there in undergrad…been back a few times since (but not since ’95) and I would NEVER take my laptop overseas and feel I have to work, either.
    See you when you get back!

  • http://myworldofwarcraftonline.com dugis guides

    hi, Chris Oldham is a veteran vacation-skipper. He finds it very hard to get away. Despite getting flack from his wife!

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