HJ-ED-DHJHerald Journal Columns
January 29, 2007

Vacations - are they worth it?

By Aaron Schultz

Many of you may not know, but I was on vacation last week.

I took my annual trip to the state darts tournament, which was in Minneapolis.

First off, I didn’t know that guy that fell out of a window on the 17th floor, and survived. But, I was staying at the same hotel.

Weird, I know.

Since I got back from vacation I can’t remember how many people have asked about the incident, only to be disappointed that they knew more than I did.

I didn’t even know about it until the next morning when I got a call from a family member asking if we were all alright.

Anyways, this short column is not going to be about darts, or the state tournament.

In fact, it isn’t even going to be much about sports, even though there are piles of things going on in the sports world right now that I would love to write about.

Actually, what I am going to talk about briefly is that I’m not 100 percent sure my vacations are worth it.

In the past, when on vacation, I have never really been on vacation

Sure, I was out of town, but I was usually on my cell phone making sure something got in, or covered.

Then there have been a few times when I have come back earlier than I had wanted so that I could finish up the sports section.

This time was different, as I told myself I wasn’t going to worry about the paper, or answer my cell phone, and that was it.

Well, when I came back into the office Tuesday, I found a pile of stuff on my desk, and several items missing from the paper.

Stuff that I should have made sure was in, and wasn’t.

This week I paid for it with a very long week.

So, ultimately was my vacation really worth it? As of now I would have to say no.

All vacations do, at least for me, is cause me more work.