So my day job can be pretty stressful and always has been. It's one of the reason's that I enjoy escaping to Azeroth every now and then. It's always sort of gone with the territory that even when I've been away on vacation, there will be several work related calls that I have to take, and a certain portion of the day and evening will be spend reviewing things, or responding to things, or approving things, or what have you.
Typically, some of that time in the evening after I finished my work stuff would also be spent on World of Warcraft - doing dailies (now garrison chores), running LFR, doing heroics for valor - really the same types of to do lists that go with my work.
So it was with much personal surprise this past week when I did none of that. Nothing. No e-mails. No calls. No WoW. I sat on a beach, with a drink in one hand and a book in the other. I stuck my toes in the sand, I played with my kids in the ocean. I went for early morning walks on the beach with Mrs. Joar, or I just sat and had coffee and watched the ocean in the morning.
In the evenings, I read a book - a total of three actually over the course of the entire week. In short, I relaxed. Utterly. It was glorious.
So now I'm back at work, refreshed and recharged, and ready to dive back into Azeroth as well.