Today marks day one of my first vacation in four years.

I intend to not think about my job for the next week and try to squeeze some of the tension out of me that's been knotted up for so long, take a train somewhere and become anonymous for a few days and wander around like a tourist. I'll have no schedule, no meetings, no deadlines and no need to wear anything requiring me to iron it and I've been looking forward to this for a long time.