Being out of town part of last week and this week in order to support my mother after surgery was something I wanted to do. Yes, I had to use vacation time but it didn’t matter. Being away from work no matter the capacity is a vacation all in itself. I’m grateful for my job, don’t get me wrong. But, when I take some time away from it I truly don’t want to think about it. Unfortunately, in a world where I have an iphone, ipad, laptop and kindle getting away from work is damn near impossible. Even, if I do leave automatic away messages.
So, what’s the solution? Do, I go through withdrawal as if I’m a drug addict and leave all of my devices at home? That ain’t happening! Do I ignore every ring, ping and beep that I hear? I don’t have the willpower for that. I suppose the only solution would be to ignore most and accept the fact that there will be some that I simply will have to pick up and or answer. This is the digital age and either I’m going to be a part of it or I’m not. I can stir in frustration as my hair grows white strand after white strand, or I can take a deep breath, exhale and turn off the sound :-/