I absolutely love my smartphone and being a database professional, but sometimes you just have to unplug for a few days. I’m trying to recover today after a four day Rock Boat cruise featuring my favorite band, Barenaked Ladies. While I did use my phone as a camera and clock, I was completely cut off from the world while on the cruise. This is the first time I’ve had a disconnected vacation since my last cruise in 2011.
I’ve heard that musicians are the only professionals who love what they do so much that they make music just for fun. I feel that way about what I do for a living, too. I think of my work as playing rather than working. I am so excited to learn new things about SQL Server and never want to stop. Being a part of the SQL Server community, actually family, is a bonus.
Despite how much I love my job, it was great to get away for a few days. I am still feeling the cruise after-effects like wondering where the buffet is and the room is swaying.