When I wrote this post a few weeks ago (actually a month, HOLY CRAP), I was circling the drain in terms of unemployed bummer-hood. BUT! I am freshly employed, with a start date on the horizon and visions of how I’m going to use this exciting new thing called vacation time. In grad school while there were breaks (of the winter, spring, and summer varieties), there was never really a point when I took a thing called a vacation, because when you’re an academic, you’re always working. Trips are perpetually for research and it might be 11pm on a Saturday, but regardless of what you’re doing, your brain is simmering over that stupid last chapter. But NOT ANYMORE. I have plans I tell you, plans!
Once I can start using my vacation time I have visions of Greece (my BFF went there on her honeymoon with her now ex, and I’ve never been, so she needs a Greece re-do), Ireland and/or Scotland (ancestral homeland, here I come), and anywhere else I can manage. Since this is my first real job, I don’t really know how one decides when and how to use their vacation time, so tell me: How do I plan this stuff??
Be excellent to each other and party on dudes!