I’m back from vacation and feeling pretty pleased with how great a holiday it was for us. I usually don’t measure the quality of my holiday time off but this time we had such a well-balanced vacation that I couldn’t help but pat myself on the back for a great week.
There were three keys that made this vacation so pleasurable for us. The first is that we got to see great family and friends. We made two stops, one in Austin for the wedding of the daughter of one of our oldest friends and then onto Sarasota to see my brother and sister-in-law. The second was that we kept a full schedule of activities and rest including some new fun things we hadn’t done before like renting a power boat and driving up and down the Intracoastal exploring dolphins, birds andrestaurants and third we enjoyed getting a little work done in the mornings before adventuring out.
Maybe I’m a workaholic but I see nothing wrong with spending time getting some work things done when “on vacation”. I was able to stay connected with email, make some important calls and work on some writing that was due the week I returned. I like being in touch with clients and the time between writing and relaxing gave me some new perspectives on what I would talk about in my monthly newsletter.
Of course, no vacation is complete without a trip to some kind of museum and a visit to the Edison/Ford estate in Fort Meyers helped me connect with these two giants of 20th century leadership. More about them in the next blog