I can’t be the only academic to struggle with this question. Our family vacation begins tomorrow (a week down in the Tidewater area!) and I’m working to leave my work behind.
I didn’t get all the writing done that I’d hoped — my article will miss the CHA deadline and I’ll have to submit to one of the alternate venues once I finish the revisions and expansion. I want to get to another writing project waiting in the wings, but the folder sits forlornly in my desktop vertical file. I hope it will be complete before that spot is taken over by one of my fall class preps!
I’m not taking any work with me: no writing, no articles to read, no course preps to tweak, nothing academic at all and the thought is killing me. I keep thinking that I could do something useful with the spare moments here and there but I am also determined to take advantage of the few weeks of vacation I’m allowing myself (maybe two and a half all summer long). Nobody told me it would be this hard!