Between running my local business and doing off-site speaking and consulting engagements, I’ve been averaging in excess of 70 hours of work a week for over a year. Depending on how you count my work trips, that number could quite easily have a couple peak weeks at 90+ hours. I’ve had only one true (full day) off since last Christmas, and that was on Easter day. So this Christmas, my 5 day mini-vacation has been nice. I’ve been able to put in a tolerable amount of ‘get by’ and ‘catch up’ work and still enjoy spending time with the family. I can tell they appreciate it and it makes me wonder why they put up with me sometimes. An important reminder to take a break sometimes.