For whatever reason, it has always been a dream of mine to go to Africa. I’m not exactly sure what started this dream, but I know it’s been in the back of my mind for a long time.
I’ve watched my dad go on trips to Nairobi, Kenya multiple times, and each trip I get more and more jealous of the pictures and stories from his experiences.
Luckily, I interviewed with an amazing company (shameless plug) and they told me I could still have the job and take my trip! Whew! My dream was finally going to be a reality.
As the trip got closer and closer, a panic set in of all the work I had to do before I left in order to make sure no one was stranded with my load and we didn’t get behind on client work. For anyone taking a trip with little access to email or internet, this is a common dilemma. Like Abbie talked about, summer can often be used as a reset point to recharge and unplugging can be a huge part of that.
Here are a few tips for preparing to be out of the office:
If you keep these steps in mind, you’ll be able to successfully unplug, recharge and get the most from your out of office experience.
America, I’ll see you in two weeks!