The Blues

I’ve been back at work for two days now, and I think I’m suffering from the post-vacation blues. Yes, that’s it exactly. I’m easing back into real life, but wishing for additional carefree vacation days. That’s the downside of a perfectly pristine vacation. It leaves you wanting more, and more and more.

I know I shouldn’t feel this way. I’m lucky to have the opportunity to travel and experience these amazing adventures, so I should be thankful. I shouldn’t be sad. At that same time, I think it’s typical for people to feel a little blue when they have to go back to work and deal with reality. It’s impossible for real life to compete with vacation life. The comparison isn’t fair.

The good news is that Friday is only two days away. I’ll snap back into the grind soon. For now, I comfort myself with happy memories of the last two weeks and remind myself of a saying from the wise Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”