The first day back from vacation is always one of two things:
- A frenzied scramble to catch up on emails, postal, paperwork, emergencies you didn’t hear about, all the snarky stuff that happened while you were gone, and cleaning out all the dust, bugs and mess that piled up.
- Sitting in your chair thinking, “Ok, you’ve put off all the planning for the next year, now what?”
I’m sitting in the middle of a combination of the two.
Here’s the point of the day: I just got back from vacation…and I didn’t tell many people I was going. Didn’t mention it in a blog before I left, didn’t put it on FaceBook, didn’t announce, “Hey Y’all! I’m going on vacation!”
In today’s world, it’s probably not good to announce you won’t be home for an extended period. Increasingly, security experts are saying such an announcement might work as well as putting a sign in your front yard that says, “Come steal our stuff!”
I know the summer is two-thirds over, but, other than reaching out to important clients and some close friends who’ll watch your home for you, it might be a good idea to not announce, “I’m sooooo looking forward to vacation/long weekend/long business trip!”
Oh, and thanks for the welcome back.