I Have Forgotten How To Relax

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I’ve made it to the beach!  This is the first time since I started at my job last September that I’ve taken a full week off of work.  The forecast looks perfect and I couldn’t be more excited to be here.

I have, however, realized that I’ve almost completely forgotten how to relax.  As soon as I got unpacked I started thinking of all the things I should do.  Catch up on writing blog posts, catch up on the 500 blog posts I haven’t read, read my book, write my script, get down to the beach, eat all the junk food in the cottage.  Those are all great things that I’m looking forward to this week but what I’m forgetting to do is to do nothing at all.  I can take a nap if I want to.  I can watch whatever is on tv just because.  I can sit on the porch and smell the salt air.  

I’m sure tomorrow I’ll wake up and be as relaxed as ever but right now my mind is still racing as if it’s just a regular weekend. 

1 comment:

  1. That, unfortunately, has happened to me as well! Spent the entire year submerged in medical school coursework and now that I have a break, I'm finding it very hard to take it.

    Hopefully you'll just need one night's rest and you'll be back into vacation mode :) Too bad we can't just hit the "snooze" button!