home again, home again

posted on: Monday, January 14, 2013

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
all over.
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. (:


  1. Good jam for this gray Monday! :) So glad ya'll had a great trip! I totally feel ya, we got back on Wed and still waking up about 4 times a night... oh jet lag..and our poor tree is still standing! Here is too 2013, cheers!

  2. welcome home! it was fun following your trip on instagram - excited to see more!

  3. There is definitely a sadness about returning to "real life" at home after traveling. Like the everyday things (like an oil change) seem that much more mundane.
    But sometimes it feels so good to be home. One of my favorite quotes: "No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."
    - Lin Yutang

  4. I cannot wait to see pics!! You tease you.
    So happy you got a little vacay of the daily grind. It took me a week to get out of my funky post christmas break. January is depressing. And Lone Bellow...obsessed.


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