It's time for a Break

12:25 p.m. on September 30, 2011 (EDT)
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This thread is for comments on the article "It's time for a Break"

Me, resting, after my first 50K this month. Every day I know I'm quite lucky to work on Trailspace, a site that melds my personal interests—getting outdoors and being active—with my professional interests—creating and sharing content with our community members. At times it can be hard work, but it's something I personally believe in and the members always make it worthwhile (than...

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2011/09/30/time-for-a-break.html

5:50 p.m. on September 30, 2011 (EDT)
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Withdrawal?  Heck I'm worry you'll grow to like it and then we'll be without your touch, here on TS forever!  ENJOY.

Ed

6:57 p.m. on September 30, 2011 (EDT)
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@ Alicia :Thank very very much for all your hard work, insightful and informative writings.  Usually I find that my best times off and or trips are the ones with no plan's.  I find that I do best when I have only a beinging but no itinerary along the way and no end in sight.  I wish you the best on where ever your journeys take you and lead you to.  Have fun and I can't wait to  here about your travels and wondrous journeys.

1:06 p.m. on October 1, 2011 (EDT)
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Taking a break is important to me, I know when I need one and I trust you do as well. I have always felt better after a nice break. Speaking just for me, my brain doesn't function well running full speed ahead without breaks.

Have a good time, enjoy a break, and thanks for Trailspace.

8:43 p.m. on October 2, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate the kind words.

It can feel like a bit of a selfish luxury to take a sabbatical, but as I've thought about and planned this I've also realized it's not only good and necessary for me, but will be good for the site in the long-run too.

Thanks!

9:20 a.m. on October 3, 2011 (EDT)
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Good for you, Alicia! 

 I am sure you will enjoy the time decompressing, and that spending time with your beautiful family without the demands of TS will be wonderful.

Best of wishes until your return. 

Caleb

1:35 a.m. on October 4, 2011 (EDT)
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Thanks, Alicia, for all you have done to foster this community. I'm sure for all the parts we see there's a ton more behind the scenes that we don't see. Enjoy your break!

10:49 p.m. on October 5, 2011 (EDT)
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Don't forget to grab a Kit-Kat too.

Seriously well done and stick with it.

1:41 p.m. on October 6, 2011 (EDT)
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Enjoy Alicia! And I echo the other sentiments: well done here but we need you to come back!

6:35 a.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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you have to comeback! Dont believe anyone has the vision of you and Dave and who could fill your shoe's? noone. Have a great break!!! Well deserved...

7:17 p.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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I'm with all the above! Have a good break.

11:51 p.m. on October 7, 2011 (EDT)
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-Go for it, Kid ....

I just did it, myself ... for about a month-or-so.

MY favorite time of year ... beginning right after Labor Day.   Went surfing, mostly.   Long Island, NY ... Ocean City, MD .... Virginia Beach, VA.

Also, a week-long Yoga retreat was welcomed.   Lotsa "Yoga-Babes" didn't hurt, either.

Was getting a little bored here at Trailspace.   Good time to "recharge".

~ r2 ~

12:10 p.m. on October 8, 2011 (EDT)
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Have fun and enjoy the time!

Great little community you have going here!!!  I greatly enjoy the wealth of knowledge and opinions that the folks put forward.

See you after the holidays!

Wolfman

7:59 p.m. on December 5, 2011 (EST)
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Well, two months (plus) have come and gone and I'm back!

I appreciated the time off, and highly recommend the same to others if they can manage it, but am glad to come back to Trailspace with lots of ideas about how to support the site to be the best outdoor gear community around.

Thanks again for the kind words and well wishes.

8:13 p.m. on December 5, 2011 (EST)
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Woo-hoo, Alicias back... Alicia rocks. Now I can start on all the emails/messages I have been holding back for the past 2 months...

Don't worry, I wrote everything down. :p 

8:48 p.m. on December 5, 2011 (EST)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Woo-hoo, Alicias back... Alicia rocks. Now I can start on all the emails/messages I have been holding back for the past 2 months...

Don't worry, I wrote everything down. :p 

I eagerly await Rick's detailed play-by-play report of the last two months on Trailspace. It will be just like having been here in person.

9:24 p.m. on December 5, 2011 (EST)
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Welcome Back!

9:53 p.m. on December 5, 2011 (EST)
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Hope your recharged and refreshed!

6:53 a.m. on December 6, 2011 (EST)
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Whatever Rick said we did........we didn't. hahaha. This is like when you had a substitute teacher in school you got away with things, then the good students would tell the teacher upon their return of what you had done!

7:31 a.m. on December 6, 2011 (EST)
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Wait a sec... Whatever Rick said we did? I notice the word "we."

I had nothing to do with it.... :)

7:58 a.m. on December 6, 2011 (EST)
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Welcome back!  I look forward to your renewed spirit and continued writing.  And as for those two ya who's, Don't worry the were properly disciplined while you were gone!  :D

Welcome Back Alicias

Wolfman

11:24 a.m. on December 6, 2011 (EST)
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Welcome Back, Alicia :)

(I neither confirm nor deny any involvement in any alleged misconduct, either present or future)

4:45 p.m. on December 6, 2011 (EST)
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Thanks again for the warm welcome back.

I'm sure everyone was a model Trailspace community member at all times...just like always.

12:11 p.m. on December 7, 2011 (EST)
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Welcome back Alicia, I hope you enjoyed your time away.

 

I'm sure everyone was a model Trailspace community member at all times...just like always

LOL..... yeah thats what it was ... yeah  :)

1:29 a.m. on December 8, 2011 (EST)
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Wow, just a few days ago I was on the site, ran across something Alicia had posted, and wondered if she would be back. Welcome back Alicia!

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