Today was my first day back at work after ten days of glorious time off. I spent my "staycation" eating cupcakes for breakfast, staying up way too late, meeting up with old friends, watching the entire Season 1 of "How I Met Your Mother" and basically having a wonderful time. Stress was pretty much non-existent from my life. It was pure bliss. Then my alarm went off this morning...
It's like I never even had a vacation. All the stress and responsibilities are all of a sudden right where I left them. Now there's never enough time in the day, the emails won't quit coming, the flights need to be booked, the dogs need to be walked...aaaahhh!
In my head I thought I could come back to work all relaxed and go with the flow. I felt like my time off had really helped me sort of center myself and blah, blah, blah. Not the case.
I came home with a million things to do and instead crashed on the sofa for almost two hours. Then I woke up starving and picked up a pizza instead of cooking while I proceeded to watch 3 shows on my dvr.
I'm so incredibly thankful for my job, but I've got to find some balance soon. At least I've tackled the hardest part: facing everything that piled up while I was gone. I've got an action plan to deal with those pesky emails tomorrow, so let's hope it goes better!