Friday, August 11, 2017

And just like that, the Summer Sabbatical Ends

I can't believe how fast the summer has gone.  I have never given myself this kind of a break before.   Any worries I had about potentially getting bored with this much time off, were quickly gone.   I wish I could extend it until the end of the year. It would be wonderful to watch the season change and welcome the first snow of the year up here on the mountain.   But I guess that is not to be.  It's time to leave my little cocoon and go back to the real world, go back to work.

It has been a time of reflection and a great opportunity to recharge.   I just can't believe how fast the time flew.   I've only known a couple of people that work for companies that actually offer sabbaticals as part of their employee package.   It should be many more.  I realize there is a significant cost to companies to give an employee that much extended time off.  However, in the long run, I think the cost would pan out.  I believe it would increase retention rate and overall productivity.

It has been an amazing summer for me and something I hope to do again in the future!   Now I have to worry about how the dogs are going to adjust to my going back to work.  They've grown used to having me around all the time and I've enjoyed spending all day with them.