Days off are hard to get. There are only so many vacation days a person gets, and at my company if you do find yourself with one or two unused at the end of the year, you lose them. Social Media Breakfast is one of my favorite events, but I can’t attend often with my current work schedule. So I took my last vacation day to attend.
Seeing old friends, helping set up and check people in, tweeting during the presentations reminds me that there are so many things I love to do, that I’m not doing often.
I wandered over to Bachelor Farmer Cafe after the event was over. I sat with my computer and commented on blogs, thought about how much “content” I’m thinking about, but not writing about. And then I went home, to wrap a few presents, clean up a bit, and type up this post.
I say “wait” this week, because there are other times I could have used this day off. I specifically saved it for myself. To do what I wanted to do. It wasn’t a complete luxury day, I’m still cleaning, but I specifically left the day open without appointments.
Do you use all your vacation? Does your company let you roll over vacation time?