51: Monday Caitie

by Max Leibman


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You wouldn’t know it from the release schedule, but Priority went on a six-week recording hiatus. Caitie traveled the Gulf Coast. Max did, well, whatever he does—until last week, when our intrepid hosts met up with other family in Orlando for a belated Christmas. 

This week, the Priority team resumes work and school (and podcasting), and lead us on a guided tour of their reentry. There will always be friction when we return to our jobs or projects after a long break, but the amount of friction has more to do with how well we leave our work than what we do when we’re away. 

Moreover, any time away from “real life” also offers us an opportunity to reflect. And that’s a lesson anyone can learn and apply, even without an expensive plane ticket and a mojito. 

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