This vacation has been all about doing nothing. We didn’t do any tours, we didn’t climb a mountain, we didn’t engage in typical sightseeing activities. We relaxed. By the pool. In the still. In the calm.

This is exactly the break my brain needed. After the first day my mind flooded with ideas: vacation, aviation plans, betterment at work. More music in the air. Less worry about using the latest and greatest app. Focus on using the tools I have, both for work and for flying.

I realize I’m a lucky man to be where I am today, but I also realize I’ve worked hard to be where I am today. I’m looking forward to continuing to work hard to achieve my goals. The feeling of accomplishment is such an awesome feeling.

I am writing this from a United flight upon a Boeing 777-222, experiencing United Polaris first class amenities for the first time. We are on our initial descent into O’Hare.

It’s been a fantastic vacation. But it’s great to be home as well.

*I’ll be writing more about vacation over the next week or so. I have many blog entries bouncing around in my head.