My First Vacation



This week marks my first vacation out of college and my first at the Chronicle. I was originally going to take the week of Christmas off, but I took too long to make up my mind. Human resources told me I had too many vacation days to carry over into 2013, so I had to take a vacation.

It wasn’t that I didn’t want to. I definitely needed a break. This vacation, which started on Monday, comes literally a year since I started here. I have no idea why I waited so long to take one.

I had thought about taking one over the summer, but I just never got around to it. My summer was much busier than anticipated. I didn’t want to take time off and miss anything.

With winter just beginning and the New Year approaching, I figured now is the perfect time because nothing is going on. There are no meetings next week for me. It’s actually a huge relief. I was so paranoid that I was going to miss something while I was gone.

It’s going to be hard to turn off my brain and actually have a vacation. I’ve already tweeted, texted and e-mailed my bosses ideas ranging from story ideas to regular work questions. It’s like I have an itch to stay in the loop and keep my head in the game.

I’m not going out of the country for this vacation, but I do have some particular plans that will be quite fun. I won’t even be traveling that far. I have yet to decide if I’m bringing my laptop with me, but I’m pretty sure I will.

Even if I don’t have my laptop, I will still have my iPhone and Twitter. I can easily find out what’s been happening and going on that way.

Maybe I should go on a cell phone/technology hiatus?



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