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Jul 10 2008   1:03PM GMT

Going Offline for a Week

JohnWilder John Wilder Profile: JohnWilder

I’ve been very delinquent on posting to my blog of late, largely due a crazy workload centered on our merger with another company. Office moves will do that to you. The growth is good, but it does take its toll.

In a couple of days I’m going to be taking off on a long overdue vacation, celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary and also taking what is probably the last big “family vacation” with my two teenagers (one of whom will no longer be a teenager when we end the vacation).

One of the things I intend to do on this trip is to completely disconnect for a change. It’s not going to be one of those vacations where I sit in a beach chair and respond to e-mails as they arrive. You can never completely disconnect in this job, but sometimes it’s a good idea to try. This is one of those times. I’ve got an outstanding staff that I trust, and I’m completely comfortable allowing them to make some big decisions for a week. I’ll be just fine checking on urgent messages at the end of the day. At the end of the vacation, I’m also building in a day to decompress and ease back into work. I’ll also try to get caught up on the inevitable glut of e-mail on that day.

While I will be taking a laptop on the trip, I probably won’t be posting to the blog during this vacation (although it is kind of tempting to post something from the middle of the ocean just to prove that it’s possible). The primary purpose of the laptop will be to download and store images from my camera, and also perhaps watch a movie or two. See you in a couple weeks.

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  • ITKE
    Congratulation. Enjoy the time off. Sean
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