Yes, indeed, where did it go? Yesterday was my first day at work after a whole sabbatical month being disconnected from most things, trying to unwind from everything, that is, and, by the looks of it, I must say that I may have succeeded on that. More than anything else because this first work day of the year has been rather busier than whatever I would have anticipated. I am still catching up with both my personal and business e-mail, and although I am done with the RSS feeds catchup (Don’t ask me how many, but I think I have gone through several thousand articles and news items!), I still need to catch up with everything else. I am sure you can all relate to that drill.
Either way, I had a great time ! At the very beginning of my holidays, way back in December last year, I actually had plenty of different plans, including some more weblogging on both of my Internet weblogs, even though I was away on vacation, but it looks like this time around life won the ever lasting work / life battle and I am glad it did. It felt really nice!
Yes, I have now got a lot to catch up with, but I had some incredible time during the course of that month with a whole bunch of highlights and one thing that I know for sure is that it was good that I took that sabbatical month, including weblogging as well. I doubt there would be anything else better than disconnecting, every now and then, from everything, re-charge yourself and get back in full force.
That is right, lots of time to think about different things. New challenges and several other changes that would be taking place and that I would be letting you know about as we go along, as some of them would be affecting all of my weblogs and my activity out there in the blogosphere. But one step at a time.
For the time being, I am going to finish off this first weblog post from 2007 by talking about some of the highlights from this sabbatical month that I have just been enjoying quite a bit:
1. First (Still thinking of it…), I was re-born on the 30th of December 2006. Yes, I know, it took me several decades for my wake up moment, and I, finally, got it on that day. I am sure plenty of you folks out there could relate to that to some extent as well.
2. Secondly, for the first time in a long long while, it was the first vacation period where I was disconnected from everything with hardly any access to the Internet. Yes, I know, at the beginning it hurts. It almost feels like you are naked or something, but after the first week it grows on you and till today ! Highly recommended!
3. And, finally, one of the other highlights is that I got to visit a number of different stunning places here in Gran Canaria, where I live. And, of course, I took a whole bunch of different pictures, some of which I have already shared in my Flickr account. So over the next few days I will actually be sharing some more of those and provide some further insights from each of them, but, as a teaser, here you have got some I took from those places I visited:
Wonderful! Oh, by the way, I did see just before posting this weblog entry that a few folks have been commenting on different weblog entries, so I would ask you to bear with me for a day or so and I will get to reply to those thoughts as well. Some really good input shared all over the place ! Thus thanks a bunch for that and keep the conversation(s) flowing! Regular weblogging activities, with a whole bunch of surprises coming up very soon!, is just about to get going !
It is good to be back!