I graduated from Georgia Southern University in the summer of 1995. I began my career in the real world that same summer and I am very happy to say that I have never stopped working since. My job paths may have changed a little in the past 16 years, but not my desire to stay employed and enjoy doing what I do. I consider myself very lucky to say that I enjoy going to work each day! I really like my job and get great satisfaction from helping my clients, but everyone needs a break from time to time and right now is MY TIME! I'M ON VACATION!!
As a single man, it was very easy to plan my vacation. I had no one to think about but myself so I always planned my vacation for this time of year. Why wait and take vacation time in late November? Very simple! Thanksgiving is the mecca of all things hunting!!! The deer season should be hot and heavy, duck season is in, dove season opens back up and quail hunting opens too! Most of your friends are off work due to the holidays, so there is always something to hunt and always someone to go with! How could you not want to be free of your employment obligations at a time like this!?!?
I got married, had kids and things changed a bit. I now have to plan summer vacations for the wife and kids. I don't mind, but it cut down on my Thanksgiving hunting plans a bit. I always had room for my Kansas trip, but sometimes I would not have many days left for a Wednesday dove shoot or the day after Thanksgiving traditional Luckie family quail hunt. This year is different however. The wife and I decided not to take a summer vacation this year. We are saving our money to help pay for a Disney cruise that we are taking this coming up May. This means that I had most of my vacation days left for the end of the year! I am off the rest of this week and all of next week! Let the hunting begin!!
What will I do? For those of you that know me, you know that I have a list of things that I want to get done! This morning I told myself that I would be lazy and watch it rain. So much for that as I am currently on my third load of laundry. I have plans to go to the grocery store and gather supplies for Hump Day tomorrow. I'm hosting the festivities and making my famous vegetable soup for the boys. I have to clean the shop, get my Jeep serviced, put some more ice on my deer meat in the cooler, see about getting my lawn mower fixed, shop for my wife's Christmas present, attend school events for my kids, find time to do a little hunting, and start packing for Kansas! I would also like to find some time to do nothing! Maybe read a book or take a few naps!
Yes I am on vacation! I plan on enjoying the next two weeks and hopefully I will allow myself time to relax! I think I deserve it!