I am no stranger to the Irish Exit. I doubt many of my friends have ever heard me say "I am heading out now" or give any sort of official goodbye at an event. I have always preferred to quietly leave without fanfare or formalities. Several months ago, I gave an Irish Exit to the podcast.
This was not intended, it just happened. I won't go into all of the details, but I will offer some insight. I am very fortunate to have such a diverse range of clients. I am often asked to go off on grand adventures with them after my work is complete. I always politely decline, mostly due to pending obligations or a general desire to keep work and personal life separate. I also just don't fit in with the rich and famous. I find that life uncomfortable. However, I recently decided to unplug from my world, and become a temporary imposter within their world. I received an offer I could not refuse. That is all you get for now.
While away, I stayed off of the internet and asked my staff to handle my email and other communications. It was delightful. I finally realized how much time the podcast, blogs, and constant communications were eating up my life. It is interesting how we adapt to the situations we are in.