August 2009 has been a great month in many aspects which kind of means lesser posts on my blog as well. More or less after graduating it's been harder to wander in meta space of analyzing life since I am actually living the life!
For the first time in my life every I had a vacation by choice/ Although I managed to sneak in a few hours of meetings this has been a great vacation with my friend Amy! I have taken time off from work a few times before but it's mostly been very situational and for others and not really by choice for the vacation sake! After a wonderful weekend trip to Niagara falls (trying hard not to get trapped on the Canadian side) we spent the week just in the wonder of taking a vacation!
In creating value I realized the concept of affording (not just financially) vacation is a good indicator of measuring the success! Even religions also encourage this idea by concepts like keeping sabbath etc. It's just probably trivial to acknowledge that relaxing for relaxing sake is a good idea to being balanced ensuring long-term productivity. But actually experiencing that is not so trivial experience especially for someone growing up in a lower middle class in a third world country. The fact that such experiences are possible is a good way to keep human efforts for progress stimulated!