I came up with a lot of article ideas on my last vacation to Hawaii. There was something about the crisp Hawaiian air that inspired me to write and I actually spent most mornings working out on the lanai. But after that, I was pretty much free to do whatever I wanted. The ironic part about the whole trip was that I almost didn’t even take it. Since I just started a new job, I wasn’t sure if it would be a good idea to take 3 days of vacation within the first three months of being hired. Even though my new job was very slow right before the holidays and there were lots of people with nothing to do, I still felt a little guilty asking for 3 days off.
I only get 2 weeks of vacation every year at my new job but they did front me the first week right when I started. The decision to go on this trip was actually made a lot easier since almost everything I booked was non-refundable. I’m not sure what I would have done if my boss told me I couldn’t go. Either way, he seemed to be ok with it so I didn’t have a problem taking the time off. [Read more…]