So I’m finally back from my extended vacation in Sweden! Although I already miss it dearly, I will say that I’m very happy to be home again. Something about your own bed, your own house, and your own cat is just so… comforting.
I managed to prevent myself from falling asleep on the long trip back, and having arrived in the evening at Seatac I was able to pass out as soon as I got home and return to work the next day. It was a bit of a slow day, but overall I was pretty surprised with how easy it was. I think it is definitely harder to go TO Sweden than it is to come back. Also, having the darkness of night again is quite nice (in the height of summer, Sweden is stuck in a continuous dusk-like state where the sun just goes below the horizon).
So I got back to work almost immediately after returning and I will say that I’m actually fairly pleased to be doing so. I’m getting to resume the exciting work that I left behind 3.5 weeks ago. While catching up on emails I found some very interesting articles on conversational interruptions in the tech workplace, specifically in regards to gender.
They are both interesting reads!