Vacation Blues

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Camelot Realty Inc.

Vacation Blues

It is that time of year that we try to take sometime off to enjoy the summer. Whether it is several days or several weeks, we try to get away to rest and have some fun. The hard part is coming back with the vacation blues.

My husband and I are planning a 10 day cruise in October, but we wanted to take a long weekend somewhere close to home. We decided to drive to Sarasota, on the west coast of Florida, about 3 hours from the Space Coast. As we were driving, I kept checking my phone for emails and text to see what business might be happening.

We stayed at a lovely hotel on the beach and were walking distance from St. Armand Circle. On the first day, I would check my phone every half hour to see if I was missing anything. The second day it was every hour. And by the last day I was not even caring my phone. As the days unwound, so did I.

Now, I am back home trying to pick up the pace and I am having a hard time. I am sure that by the end of the week, I will have my phone glued to my hand again. Oh, those vacation blues.

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Diana Roca


Century 21 Camelot Realty inc.

Cape Canaveral, FL

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  1. Peter Matyko 08/02/2012 10:54 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Diana,  I know how hard it is to turn the phone off when on vacation.  I have a business partner but I still always look at the phone

Jul 31, 2012 03:17 AM #1
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Now that looks like a relaxing place for a vacation.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 31, 2012 03:26 AM #2
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
Phone blues....we all have them...some worse than others..
Jul 31, 2012 03:27 AM #3
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Hi Diana,

I know what you mean - I find it difficult to "unplug" from my biz and when I finally do, it's rough getting plugged back in when it's time.

Most likely you're not looking for suggestions but one thing you can do to help "unplug" faster so you can enjoy the little time off you probably take right away - is to simply team up with someone in your office to cover for you when you want a long weekend or vacation off. And adjust your auto-responder for your email and your vaious voice mail messages accordingly (direct callers to your substitute) and then there will be no need to be checking your phone/email at all while you're gone.

And of course you simply return the favor to the other agent when it's their time off.

Jul 31, 2012 12:09 PM #4
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