Vacation from my vacation

vacation from my vacation

Whew! After three weeks of constant travel, I racked up: 3 continents, 4 countries, various states and even more cities. I can officially say I’m exhausted! I need a vacation from my vacation. 

Vacation from my vacation

The saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation” is absolutely the truth!

So, the big question is: how do you re-cooperate from a vacation?

With the ever-famous jet lag, catching up on sleep in your own time zone can be tricky. In my case arriving home at 5 am in the morning after not sleeping for a good day or so, I immediately needed to hit the sack.  I could have slept the entire day, but I paced myself so I could join my time zone and sleep again later that night.

Another struggle I face is the low of coming home.  For 3 weeks I was on a travel high. Adventures. Spending time with family and friends. Seeing new cultures and cities. FUN. Then I arrive home to the monotony of “real life”. Unpacking. Laundry. Cleaning. Bills. MORE FUN (in a sarcastic tone). 

I like to give myself a day just to deal with the emotions I’m facing and get back into the swing of life again.  I know not everyone can afford a day and must dive immediately back into work, but for me, having that day to myself is important.

There’s no place like HOME

Homesickness. This is probably the biggest issue I face when my vacation is over. Because I only see my family once a year at best, the days after I leave are always the most difficult.  I usually feel homesick for my family, even though I haven’t lived at “home” for 15+ years. It’s like a mourning process, so I allow myself time to mourn. Home is where the heart is, and no matter where in the world I live, my heart will always remain with my family!

And when all is said and done, and I have recovered from my vacation, I can then look back at all the pictures and memories with such fondness. And of course look forward to the next travel adventure that comes along!

vacation from my vacation

One Comment on “Vacation from my vacation

  1. All those marvelous pics you posted of family, friends, places… who wouldn’t crash after returning from such a trip! And the photo of you with mic in hand: what was that about? Talent show? Mo singing what? Or telling which jokes? XO

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