If this happens, it won't be an "off the net" vacation; I need to keep checking job listings, sending in résumés, and so on. I'm actually playing phone tag with a couple recruiters currently, which is keeping me from going ahead and making reservations. I'm also fighting my quirky, contradictory feelings of wanting the security of a full-time job but wanting the freedom of contracting, where you could -- I don't know -- decide that you wanted to spend a few days in Portland, and just go ahead and do it. (Yes, I know that you actually have to tell your current client, if you have one, your plans and give advance warning and all that.)
And, of course, I need to keep working on Claw & Quill, which is coming together just faster than I expected, so I need to make sure that, if I'm not on top of the ball, I'm at least not under it.
...so why a desire for a vacation right now, then?
Without going into sordid details, I think I need to retool some mental processes that are stuck in loops. Going off to a place I've wanted to visit for a while but haven't ever gotten around to could be a rut-breaking move. We'll see.
Back to phone tag for the moment.