Driving home yesterday from a visit to my hometown, I couldn't stop smiling - not because I was going home, but simply because I was happy. Happy is a good thing. (So are vacations.)
I'm still trying to sort out in my mind what the difference is. Is it just the vacation, or is it something else? (Like the end of my period, and several blissfully migraine-free days?)
Part of it, I'm sure, is from hanging out with my parents, friends, niece and nephew for several days. Being surrounded by people who love you is certainly a balm for the soul.
Another part of it is taking a break from worry - and in my case, much of my worry over the past several months has revolved around my job.
I'm trying to prepare myself for the eventual return to work next week. How can I carry "vacation brain" back into my regular life?
A work in progress...