So here’s the problem. I’m in Mykonos (which now consists of clubbers, Chinese tourists, upmarket Brits, cats and a handful of black-dressed old Greek ladies watching in bewildered acceptance of their island’s changes) and I just can’t let go.
I have my Macbook Air in my bag, and while everyone else boards boats for the beaches and islands, I’m going through my Word files like a demented thing, trying to remember if I’ve filed copy for various bits of work while my spouse hits the office Blackberry.
I still feel stressed about a zillion things. Plus, as with all holidays, there’s a strict time limit attached to the wind-down, so I know I have to cool off before returning in one week to power up again. Being a city boy, I know no other way of living than to impose deadlines on every element of my life. In a way, it was better when I ran a company because I delegated when I went away – now I just take everything with me.
Is this the result of never having had a gap year? (I left my scholastic life on Friday and started my work life after the weekend on Monday). So if anyone has any tips about how to quickly go from I to O I’m listening!