I love vacations. I think they recharge you and allow you to get rid of some nagging stress. That said, I think when you time your vacations is crucial. Take this past week in St. John. It was so absolutely breathtaking and relaxing.
I mean seriously, can you even compete with waking up to those views every day and spending the week on gorgeous beaches?
The only problem with this little trip is that I decided to go (my parents were going and I decided last minute to fly down to go with them) knowing full well that I was defending my dissertation proposal tomorrow. Ooops. I’m just a little busy now. Just a little.
So my relaxed, carefree mindset that I left the island with has been taken over by massive amounts of stress and last minute work.
Can I also just vent about something else for one minute? It’s been weeks since I’ve run consistently. Two weeks ago I had the worst sinus infection of my life and couldn’t get out of bed. Then this past week I was on vacay (I usually exercise regularly on vacay but there was actually no place to run on the tiny island of St. John…it’s all steep mountains and beaches). I went for one run this past week–ONE– around the tiny town of Cruz Bay. I basically ran in circles around the 2 streets for 40 minutes.
So when I went to the gym today I felt like a heefer. Just slow and nasty. I don’t know how people don’t exercise regularly. I feel like shit and can’t wait to get back to my routine!
Despite the massive workload that I have to get done by tomorrow (including overwhelming anxiety I have for my defense) and feeling of overall unheathy nastiness (don’t you love how articulate I am being today?), I wouldn’t have traded in my trip to the US Virgin Islands for anything.
I mean, would you have given that up?
Yep. Totally worth it.