Annual fall burnout

posted by Jeff | Saturday, October 8, 2022, 8:48 PM | comments: 0

I'm feeling it again. I get to the weekend and on Saturday, I just feel spent and want to be passively entertained. There are a hundred things that I would be excited to do, but I feel a little zapped. This happens every year at this time, because I tend to find it difficult to take time off. I make it a point to do a week every quarter, but it's been three months. It's always the same thing, where we can't really travel as a family because of school, work ramps up for Diana and I make excuses about why I can't just do a staycation.

In 2019, actually, around this time, we managed to find a nice compromise by staying at Coronado Springs, a few miles from home, and Simon's school at the time, meaning we dropped him off at school and we did tourist things. We spent a lot of time at the pool and their cool Three Bridges bar. It was a surprisingly fun vacation, because despite the proximity to home, we did stuff that we would not ordinarily. And Simon missed no school. In other years we've also snuck out for a weekend cruise, dropping Simon off at school on Monday morning, but that's currently off the table because I'm waiting on my passport renewal.

I'm gonna pick some days to take off soon, and I guess I'll wing it. I don't understand why I'm not good at turning my brain off and unplugging.


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