Coming home from vacation gets harder and harder the older I get. I like my routines. I like eating the way I need to eat to maintain my weight and remain healthy. I like my creature comforts. While traveling, I need to let go of these needs. It was so stressful trying to eat the way I normally eat, I finally gave up and the pendulum swung so far the other way, I ate everything I wanted that I never allow myself. I was lucky - only gained 4.5 pounds and 3.5 of them are gone already. But that's what vacations are for, right? Getting ourselves out of our normal routine and experiencing new and wonderful things.
I will have photos, hopefully by Monday, but for now I want to talk about coming home and getting back into routine. I managed to do everything necessary--laundry, grocery shopping, paying bills, catching up on emails, phone calls, making appointment, etc. But my writing? Oy vay! I sit down with a block of time and---nothing.
I've thought of giving it all up--the writing, the blog, but that doesn't feel right. So I'm waiting, praying, giving myself some space and cutting myself some slack.
Do you love your routines? Do you have a daily routine? What happens if your routine gets disrupted?
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair.
"ONLY ONE THING IS MORE FRIGHTENING THAN SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, AND THAT IS NOT SPEAKING IT." Naomi Wolf
"We are called human beings, not human doings."
Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
"The way to do is to be."