Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What Sucks About Vacations? They End

Coming home from our road trip, passing downtown

My vacation ends today and it's making me sad.  Leading up to this week, I began counting the days, having waited too long for some time away from work. 

Burn-out was right around the corner.

Usually, I am chomping at the bit to get back to work, but today, not so much.  Total freedom has been delicious and I relished my time with B-man, spending a day with Dad, lunching with my brother and rediscovering My So-Called Life.

And I got my hair cut.  The growing phase is over.

It's nice to feel like myself again.  In fact, for the past week, I've felt just right.

Getting closer to home

Throughout my vacation, I wore perfumes that typically signify fall and winter.  Perhaps that's because the rain postponed my desire for aromatic peppiness.

On our road trip, I wore Sycomore.
With my Dad, I wore Fumerie Turque.
Today, I'm wearing Boyfriend.

They, too, were just right.

Almost there

This morning, I checked my work e-mail for the first time since last Wednesday.  I'm overwhelmed by the number of projects and concerns that I must step back into tomorrow.

Let's just say I've gotten used to a slower pace.

Of course, I told B-man there would be no Happy Hour this evening because I have to get up early and go to work. 

Home sweet home

Okay, I lied. 

What helps you re-enter the world after a vacation?

Photos my own


  1. A buffer day! We went out of town over Memorial Day weekend, leaving Thursday and coming back on Sunday night. So we had Monday to sleep late and get ourselves together again. I don't always have that luxury but it helped immensely.

  2. Hi Elisa - good's hard to jump right back into life after a out-of-towner. Problem is, I did that (2 days, actually) and still had withdrawal going back to work. *sigh*



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