The “Back to Reality” Blues

I just returned from an amazing vacation in Maui. My boyfriend and I stayed with my grandparents in their condo on the beach to celebrate his graduation from UNR. You would think after a nice relaxing week on the beach I would be fully energized and ready to tackle real life, but jetlag and cold weather just aren’t making it easy. I went from Alooooha! to Aloblahhhh, and I’m wishing I was back on the beach in the sunshine.

The funny thing is, I know that if I lived in a place like Maui, it would lose its luster. Vacations are an essential part of creating balance in your life; however, if you are always on vacation, it no longer does the trick. Working extra hard makes those breaks that much more rewarding. I think if I were on permanent vacation, I would eventually have the urge to find something to do. Consider, for example, the many retirees who have gone back to work because they got tired of sitting around and needed something productive to keep them busy. It all comes down to the fact that you can indeed have too much of a good thing. Moderation is key to creating balance.

I know I will feel more refreshed in a couple of days and more motivated to get into my work. In the meantime, I am going to continue to attempt to readjust to reality while I fantasize about where I’m going next!

On a side note….

If anyone is interested in vacationing in Maui, my grandparents’ condo is amazing and available for rental throughout the year. Shameless plug, I know 🙂

Amazing Maui Condo for Rent!!

To a happy, healthy, and productive life!



Filed under Balance

3 responses to “The “Back to Reality” Blues

  1. It was an Awesome trip, can’t wait to go back…Gold Star for Planning, Coordinating, and Executing… Love you

  2. Maui sounds amazing! It’s always hard coming back from vacation, even if the vacation wasn’t a beach. After visiting my boyfriend for a couple days readjusting to normal life and having to deal with work and school is so much harder. I think it has to do with just being able to escape all of the responsibilities in a our life for a bit and then being forced to do things we don’t want to do again… It pretty much sucks.
    Hope you’re enjoying your break from school though! Have a great summer break!

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