What’s that phrase? Begin as you mean to continue? I am early ish in my career and LOVE being at a job where my absence makes an actual difference. But I am going to Europe and plan to check the fuck out for at least a week, got my projects covered and need to give my brain a reset. I think maybe a lot of people feel insecure about their position at work. Not just that if they take time off they’re slacking, it’s that they want to feel more indispensable than they are. I know my coworkers know I work hard, it’s the second part that sources all my vacation angst.