it's amazing how quickly life changes.
a week ago, i was retracing the steps of Maria von Trapp,
thinking to myself that the hills really WERE alive with the sound of music
two days ago, i was getting lost on the winding streets of Venice
chasing pigeons in Piazza San Marco
yesterday i traveled for 24 hours on 2 hours of sleep
and today i got my oil changed.
i can't say i'm entirely glad to be back.
but it was such a wonderful trip,
and i'm genuinely looking forward to reliving it by sharing it with you all here
in a way, it was a chance for me to extend my holiday season
and now it's all finally over.
thanksgiving, christmas, new years, birthday, vacation
there's a sadness to it, to be honest.
and i still have to take down my Christmas tree.
i'm planning to make it a celebration of sorts
put on some good tunes
and really get into a moody rhythm as i pack up the Christmas decor
spiff up my house
and try to get ready for the new year to REALLY begin.
but as ready as i am for the new beginnings, the burdens of last year--grueling schedules, spending time apart from Nick, the day-in, day-out heaviness of what i do--still linger and carry over, making it hard to have a truly fresh start. i'm doing the best i can, situating my surroundings so that things feel as clean and new as they possibly can. but at the end of the day, the burdens are still there. no matter how much i may want to start over.
so that's where i am today.
here's hoping for a cheery post tomorrow, eh?
in the meantime, here's a little of what i'm listening to:
c'mon. get into a monday funk with me. (: