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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  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?

  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.

  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.

  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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