The Benefits of a Break + On the Road Again

The Benefits of a Break … By the time I made it back to Wisconsin, my previous 48 hours looked like this: 16 hours on an overnight bus, followed by a night in San Jose, followed by 16 hours in airports and on planes, and finally a 2 hour car ride home. I went to sleep, finally back in my bed, and woke up to partake in a 3-day celebration in my hometown involving lots of friends, family, cheese and beer. By the time that was all over, I was exhausted and had no ambition to leave my house, let alone keep on travelling. Hence, I spent my remaining 3 week visit doing as little as possible–sleeping 10 hours a night, catching up on my favorite shows, watching movies, eating healthy, taking long leisurely walks and bumming with my family. I spent time with my adorable new niece. I went to the dentist. I got a check-up at my doctors office. I visited a friend who just moved out of state. I absorbed as much beautiful fall weather and colors as I possible could. My break seems to have worked: as I face the end of my 3 weeks, I am positively itching to get back on the road. I’m re-enthused, re-energized, re-packed, re-organized; healthy, excited and motivated.  Just as I needed the road to remind me what I appreciate at home–I needed home to remind me of what I appreciated on […]

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