Thankful for Learning from Becky’s Advice

Day 2,100

Once in a blue moon I’m pretty thankful to have been right. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does I’m sure to celebrate the moment 😉 On the flip side of that, I really need to give Becky credit on days like this.

We got back to our house late last night after driving back from Minneapolis. Based on Iceland time it was 2:30am and I was exhausted! I unpacked just enough to go to bed and then hit the rack. This morning I was able to sleep in a little and then get to all the unpacking. Once that was done I knocked out a few more odds and ends, finished what should be the last edits for my book, and even had a few minutes to chill. Later in the evening I spent time culling the herd of vacation photos and deleted 353 so far. Yup, you read that correctly, I have already DELETED 353… I take a lot and then screen them out afterwards. Now, I’ll blog and head off to an early bed so I can wake up a little extra early, get my run in, and hit the office early.

What does all of that have to do with Becky being right? It is all 100% because of her advice that I’ve been able to get everything done.

Way back in the day I wanted to extend our vacation by one day and then hit work hot off a long day of travel. She pushed back and said no. Her insight was to stay with the original vacation plan and have one day off at home before diving back into work. Initially I thought this was a terrible idea and was costing us a vacation day. In actuality it turned out to help me savor the the vacation feel just a little longer while simultaneously being more productive at work during my first week back. She was 100% right and I’ve burned her advice into my brain.

Fast forward to planning for this vacation. Our flight landed at 6:30pm in Minneapolis. In my head I went through the rough math and estimations… Arrive at 6:30, drive home two hours, in bed before 9pm, why not go to work on Monday and get right back at it?

Fortunately, I trusted Becky and initially took today off. My math was off by a bit, we didn’t get home until after 9:30pm as we had to clear Customs, walk to our car, and grab food on the way home. Had I not had the extra day I would have gone to work exhausted. I either would have unpacked completely late last night and been more exhausted or done it after being tired at work all day and then spent the entire week attempting to catch up on my sleep. Any which way I think on it Becky was 100% right in having the buffer day.

Yeah, I’ll probably be a little tired tomorrow when I head into work, but I’ll be way less tired knowing I got everything done and can keep a normal sleep pattern for the week. Huge wins all the way around. I’ve also got enough of a head start on our photos that I should have them completed by the end of the weekend, not too shabby!

Thanks Becky for making the right call, you were right… again!


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