Checking in

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Scenes from a road trip

Hi friends. Sorry for the radio silence! It’s been a bit of a weird week. We spent an awesome weekend camping out in Kentucky and Tennessee, and drove back all day on Monday. I’m having some trouble readjusting to reality. I’m trying to get back into the groove of my normal routine, but I haven’t had as much time to write this week. I will definitely have some trip recaps coming soon, so you can hear all about our time in a yurt and seeing a concert in a cave!

I think the hardest thing is coming back to a static life. I have to admit, sometimes I’m envious of the people who give up everything and travel. My husband and I sometimes daydream about buying a van and a trailer and driving across the country, selling vintage clothes out of the back.

I’m a Cancer and a huge homebody, so I know I’d eventually grow weary of not having a home base. Still, it’s fun to imagine. I think it’s more the dichotomy of spending so much time outdoors and then returning back to the fluorescent lights–it makes me restless. It’s also the endless struggle of dealing with the fact that our time is not our own, and figuring out how to make the most of it.

Am I making any sense? Ha ha. I typically feel these pangs much more in the summer, I think because it feels so brief and fleeting. One blink and we’re back in the depths of winter. I somewhat subconsciously put a lot of pressure on myself to pack in as many experiences as I can during these warm months. It’s been a great summer so far, though, and it does feel like it’s going by fast.

As an aside, last night before I went to bed, I was talking about how my alarm is so quiet sometimes, and that feeling when you can’t sleep because you’re afraid of oversleeping. So of course, I overslept this morning. I don’t think my alarm went off at all, but it’s certainly possible I turned it off in my sleep. Oh well. I have been really tired this week–blame it on the weekend–so I guess I needed that extra hour!

That’s probably enough rambling for one morning. I’ll be back soon with more. Hope you’re having a great week!

Tell me: How do you readjust after coming back from a vacation?

 

3 thoughts on “Checking in”

  1. Adjusting to real life after vacation is always, always super painful for me too! I find myself wondering how the heck I actually show up to work every day.

    Maybe if you got that van and trailer those would be your home base!

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