Just back from nearly 4 weeks in New Zealand and I can't stop thinking about it. It's amazing what some time away can do to recenter someone and put some perspective on life. I'm as guilty as anyone at letting work be all-consuming, and highly stressful. After being back for about two weeks now I can honestly say that it changed me. Yes, I'll still stress myself out and I'll still stress others out, but something clicked on this trip. There's a lot more out there than what we see in our daily ruts. More culture, more music, more food, more beer, more to see, more to do...Take the time to recharge. It's worth every penny.