I'm back from my month off! I had a great time. The best part of the month off was the different relationship with time. For the past 20 years, I've been running my life with appointments and responsibilities -- both personal and professional. For the last month, I completely stepped away from that and had little to no appointments and little to no responsibilities. The resulting sense of freedom was refreshing and revitalizing. I'm excited to be back in Seattle and at work. I'm also happy to see my family again!