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End of vacation 2021-01-04 21:11:30

Tomorrow, I am flying back to Arizona and ending what has been a nice and relaxing two-week vacation. It's been great not thinking about work. I've enjoyed reading, and writing, and spend time spend time with the girlfriend.

I am starting to develop the usual ambivalent feelings about leaving. It is sad and depressing that this time has come to an end, but I'm also looking forward to being back at home base. I have been wanting to start some new endeavors, but for some reason, it's hard to get them started right now. Part of it is vacation mode and part of it is missing home-court advantage. It's been nice not having a routine, but I do think I am more effective when I have one.

I am returning to work on Wednesday, which doesn't leave me much time to decompress out of vacation mode and into work mode. Wednesday will be wasted with catching up, and that just leaves Thursday and Friday, so at least it will be a short week. 

I don't expect to be traveling for work in the first half of the year, so I want to take advantage of the time at home to get some new habits established. 

Hopefully traveling tomorrow will be as uneventful as the first trip two weeks ago.

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I feel the same way about leaving a place after vacation. It's the kind of feeling that makes it so obvious that human experience is so plural. Like if someone were to focus on just one aspect of your emotions tied to leaving NC they could say see you feel X or you feel Y.

but it's ambivalent
2021-01-05 00:15:47
As long as we are working from home, it is till good. I just can't imagine commuting to work anymore. What a waste of time and energy. What new habits did you want to work on?
2021-01-07 02:04:49
Yes, I'm actually not looking forward to the call to get back on the road. I think I shall attach strings to such an endeavor to make it worthwhile for me. I'm still thinking about my habits. I'm out of vacation mode and plugged back into work mode, but I missed contemplative mode in between.
2021-01-07 03:23:29