Quick — what’s the worst thing about being on vacation?
The hassle of packing?
The agony of resting from work?
The relaxing of standards of diet and exercise?
Nope, it’s the being unconnected from things!
I took a few days off recently (more about that another time!), and even though I hauled my laptop with me, I found whole hours — even days! — passing without my turning it on.
To check e-mail.
To read blogs.
To do any work.
To simply catch up with the news.
I know, I know. Most people would say, “What’s the problem with that? You were on vacation.”
True, but when you like your “work” as much as I do, it’s not work.
It is vacation!
So, online friends, please forgive me for not commenting on your blogs or replying to your e-mail messages. I really didn’t fall down a hole.
I missed you, and your wit, and your thoughtful comments. I missed hearing what was going on in your world. I missed laughing with you, crying with you, seething with you.
I missed our connection.
And, even though there’s an immense pile of stuff screaming for my attention, it’s good to be back.
Oh, you crack me up! Our dirty little secret: we like work! At least, we like the work we choose to do. I love to blog and check my email; like to see what is going on with Facebook and Twitter and a couple of other online communities I belong to. So I guess I’m not the only dork in the room.
Hey Lynne — Glad to know I’m not too weird! I just can’t help feeling blessed to actually get paid to do something I enjoy (Web Design). Now, if I can just find me somebody who’ll pay me to WRITE!!
I totally feel you on this! My phone decided to not play nice with the email/internet and I had to stay up late on Saturday to get my fix. So sad… I’m addicted to the interweb.
Who’da thought we’d be communicating with strangers — and enjoying it! — and connecting with peeps all over the world?