Seven more sleeps until vacation. Just typing those words makes me giddy. While I do enjoy my job, it’s time to recharge the batteries so to speak. I get 20 days with my new job, and I don’t say this to rub it in faces. In the beginning of my library tech career, I had vacation days. I also bounced from job to job, something many of the new grads do, and if I hear about someone juggling 3 part-time library jobs not an eye gets batted. During my bookstore years I did have holidays, usually two weeks, and I went part-time in my last job before finally gaining the coveted three weeks holidays. Time away from work feels precious and privileged. You bet I worked hard for it.
I noticed my patience getting shorter, my sleep wanting to get longer, and my to-do pile (home edition) getting higher. I have a feeling many people either feel the same way, or will feel the same way as the time grows near. Unfortunately I have no exotic, or lakeside, getaway. I have a pool in my condo complex maybe I will take a box of sand and stick my feet in it.