Last year at Christmas I had 12 days of vacation time that I needed to take for work otherwise I would lose them. I was more than happy to get a 2 1/2 week break from work – it had been 5 years since I had that much time off in a row with nothing to worry about.
This year, I’m not working for a company that grants me vacation time. I’m working on Aaron-time. Sometimes I think Aaron lets me have too much time off from work. So the question then is: how much holiday vacation do I allow myself to take? Should I set some days aside that I use to completely divorce myself from any thoughts of work?
I guess I will probably end up working the whole time through the holidays, just not as much as I would normally, and not on any kind of real schedule. I keep thinking that I’ll feel guilty about that though. When I had vacation from work I didn’t feel guilty in the slightest about not working. Now I will, because I still haven’t gotten anything concrete up and running and I desperately need to. Either that or get a part-time job… *ugh*.