i got the blues.

by - 10:48



It's been really hard to get back into the swing of things since coming back from Japan. I'm overcome with so much emotion--exhaustion, malaise, nostalgia, sadness, hope, etc. And that alone is overwhelming. On top of that, a good friend of ours just moved away from our apartment building and into another city. Saying our good-byes was tough.

Don't get me wrong--I really love where I am. I do. I love my friends here, my dogs, my apartment, my life. But. I can't shake this feeling.

I know that our trip was a vacation and that people generally just do more on vacation. It isn't "real life". However, I know what life was like over there and what we did on our trip wasn't far from reality. It was just more condensed into a shorter period of time. I thought that this trip would refresh me and enable me to have a finer appreciation of the life that Ryan and I have here in Florida. But it only made me want to go back. If my longing to return wasn't strong before, it certainly is now.






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4 comments

  1. Dang, that sucks. It's no fun coming back from vacation and feeling down. Would it ever be a possibility for you guys to live over there?

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  2. I felt the EXACT same feeling when I returned from Europe. All I wanted was to be back there with the amazing people I met. America? Psh!

    It will pass, I'm sure of it. But until then, I'd just let yourself feel all that you're feeling.

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  3. I hope you feel better soon, honey! Take it easy and ride the wave.. I know it's tough right now, but it will pass.

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  4. post vacation blues are the pits. especially since its usually sadness over knowing how happy you were during those days and feeling much more bummed back in "normal life". i know how crummy it feels. i usually have a good weeks worth of depression after returning from any sort of adventure. in my "real" life, my husband and i only see each other for at MOST 2 hours a day and every other weekend. on vacation i get to see him all day, and i am profoundly sad every time we sink back into real life.

    i hope things start looking up soon.

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