All good things must come to an end. This week, at the beach, has been a whirlwind of family connection, bonding with friends, and an overall feeling of the big exhale. Even when I was grappling with some life lessons, it didn’t take away from the enjoyment of the moment.
I know plenty of people that are disappointed with the end of a vacation. Getting back to the “real” world is tough, but for me, I am eager to reenter my world recharged and ready to live life to its fullest. Vacations serve as an escape to regroup. It can be a time to become inspired, motivated, or simply rest. For me, it tends to be all three. Call me crazy, but I am eager to get home. I love the life I have created. Vacations just serve as a reminder to appreciate the opportunities that arrive when I am not on hiatus.
Routines can become tedious and I can become complacent. A dose of relaxation mixed in with wonderful people creates the perfect medicine for what ails me. Easing back into my life is inevitable. There will be other vacations and opportunities to exhale. If I focus on the sadness of the end of the vacation, then I certainly haven’t been focused on the gratitude of being able to have it.