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Article written by Boris Bozic on the 25 Aug 2011 in Personal,Travel

The family cruise to Alaska is coming to an end. As I write this blog we’re in Canadian territory, off the coast of B.C., on our way to San Fransisco, to head back to Toronto. Now that’s taking the long way home. Spending 12 days on ship is an experience, and it does take some adjusting. The biggest adjustment is being way from work for a prolonged period of time. It’s been close to four years since I’ve been away for more than five working days in a row. I’ve taken plenty of short vacations over the years but they’re usually four or five days in succession. The reason is simple, I can always come up with a reason why “now is not a good time to be away work”. Too busy or it’s too slow. There’s always a justification. If you’re guilty of the same thing here’s what I’ve learned, we’re not that important. I checked emails every morning, responded when I thought it was necessary but I made the decision that my family and this trip came first. MERIX wasn’t neglected in my absence because there’s a great senior leadership team in place, and they’re more than capable of taking care of the day-to-day tasks. If the business  consumes you that you can’t take a couple of weeks off, frankly, that doesn’t bode well for your business or yourself. Coming to this realization is an ongoing process, and I’m still working on it.

It’s interesting as a vacation draws to an end the work switch seems to get turned on. With every passing hour “work” issues enter your thoughts and I suspect it’s the minds way of preparing ourselves for what’s next. What’s next for me professionally? There’s been a number of changes at MERIX recently, and I’m really excited about the direction our company is taking. I’ll elaborate further about some of the changes in future blogs. I’m also looking forward to take on the challenges of being CAAMP Chair, effective this November. The next 16 months are going to be very busy, and I can’t wait to get started.

A a final thought relative to my trip to Alaska? Russia sold Alaska to the US in 1867. The land and all if its natural wonders sold for $7.2 million. That worked out to 19 cents an acre. As some of my Jewish friends want to say…”such a deal”.

Until next time.


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