Thanks go to the team at PSCO for their support through all this--and the work they've done so well--as well as to A, who was supportive of turning time off into remote work. In many ways, choosing to work remotely during a summer program this intense seemed like madness. On the other hand, as someone whose been around dot com frenzy a number of times, I knew this stint of time would not be a make or break for our success if we all agreed to it and handled it well.
Or, to be more blunt, what I really mean is:
- In some ways it was audacious to leave the team at this moment.
- But not going away would have meant canceling the whole trip.
- I've made those kinds of personal sacrifices before and they helped scuttle an important relationship..and turned out not to be as make or break as I'd thought.
- So this time I wanted to balance the work commitment and the family commitment
- And I think I did.
- I am both compulsively connected to the net and an obsessive worker
- I have to have vacations where I balance work and fun or there are no vacations (this may be sad but true right now)
- Technology makes it easy to be this way now, hallelujah!