I should know this by now, but when I get home from an extended vacation, it usually takes me a few solid weeks to finally get back to “normal.” Typically within a few days the unpacking is complete and laundry is done. It is just the lack of motivation to return to the grind of daily life that takes forever and then some to go away.
My motivation right now to do anything that doesn’t absolutely have to be done? Zero. I am blaming it on the lack of sunshine I have experienced over the last 7 days since I have been back in the Pacific Northwest. I admit, I am addicted to sunlight. I need it in order to thrive.
The sun was plentiful, the warmth was inspiring, and the backyards for kids to play in were well used. I thoroughly enjoyed the cooking that was done by mom and sisters, I adored my nephews and nieces and siblings who entertained my kids, and my husband who got up with the children every day so I could sleep in deserves a medal. My list of luxuries could go on and on.
I should dazzle you right now with some gorgeous pictures from my trip, but I can’t even do that. I spent so much time relaxing and enjoying my family that we didn’t snap a single photo while on our excursion. Ironically I am not too distraught over this. At least we created lots of memories we can cherish for years to come.
I was hoping writing this post would bring a tiny shred of motivation back into my life, but that hasn’t happened yet. All well, my birthday is this Saturday, perhaps my birthday present to myself will be to remain unmotivated for just a few more days .