I thought about it. And you know what, I feel pretty good.
I can’t think of the last time that I have returned from vacation and didn’t feel the dread of returning to real life. Riding home in the car on the way home, thinking “How long will I have to do this? When will it get easier?” Thinking about going back to working seven days a week is a little overwhelming after a vacation.
This vacation was different.
I spent most of the ride home thinking about how relaxed I felt, talking to Billy about the next vacation with my family (which we have already booked), and telling the girls to stop arguing.
At first, I hesitated to think about work. To think about being at home. But I allowed myself to go there, just for a couple of seconds, to see how it felt.
And I felt ok. So I thought about real life some more. And I still felt ok. Actually, I felt good. Sure there was unpacking, laundry, emails from work to catch up on. It didn’t matter.
I was relaxed, I was refreshed. And when I got to work-that was ok too. My job is challenging, there is no question about that, but I love the work I do. And I came back ready to face the challenge.
The bonus is that my arm is finally back to normal. I even have full mobility in my hand. Woohoo!
I’m hoping this is more than vacation high. I sure would like to keep this feeling.