When someone asks me to take a look at or work on something “at my leisure,” it takes everything to not point out that leisure, by its very definition, means time not spent working. It’s a time free from work/duty. So, reviewing something at my leisure is an oxymoron. If I’m not working, I am not going to look at work. I am not going to think about work.
I used to think vacation meant less work, not no work. I now happily embrace the true meaning of leisure. Mostly.
Quite frankly, wish I did sooner.
Shutting off the phone only works for so long (What if Uncle Harry takes a turn?). Staying someplace without wireless access sounds good but let’s face it, there’s *always* a Starbucks nearby that can give you a quick hit (I mean, how else are you going to post all those selfies on Facebook and Instagram?). Editing instead of writing is a great goal but never works (once those creative juices start a-flowing you don’t wanna shut them off). Going cold turkey, at least for a few days, seems to work best for me.
What about you?
3 thoughts on ““…finish at your leisure…””
I was cut off unexpectedly from email for 5 days… that was pretty horrible. I’m now taking of for a 7, this summer, with zero cell service. I’m nervous – and looking forward to looking at the night’s stars uninterrupted. 🙂
I bet it takes 3 days to get used to being unplugged, and I hope it takes another 3 days once you’re back to decide to plug back in again 🙂
I bet you’re right. It takes me a week to realize I’m even on vacation and don’t have to ‘pack’ my day! :-/