Monthly Archives: August 2013

Vacation Lag

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We’ve all heard of Jet Lag.  I think I have Vacation Lag.  Temporary though it may be, I’m a bit down in the dumps.  Contrary to my heart’s desire, I am unable to live the life of a social butterfly that spends time with her friends and sees places other than Indiana on a frequent basis.

The Dictionary says that Jet Lag is:  a temporary disruption of the body’s normal biological rhythms, after high-speed air travel through several time zones; a general feeling of fatigue and disorientation often experienced by travelers by jet aircraft who cross several time zones in relatively few hours.

Vacation Lag.  I’m going to make this a real term. 

Vacation Lag: temporary disruption of the heart’s normal longings for fun, after time spent with amazing friends after air travel to the West Coast, or driving 3 hours to Michigan ; a general feeling of blah and disorientation often experienced by social butterflies who have spent time with friends on vacation, which means they were not at their work place.

Yep.  That’s it.

I’ve been talking with friends about the beauty of being an introvert (whatever….so not me) and the beauty, or unexplainable fun, of being an extrovert (obviously me).  It is surprising to me how much I can get renewed by being around my friends in a social situation.  Even a meeting can be social for me, even though I may tune the meeting part out.  I just love my friends.

If I could be social, all day at work, I’d be fine with that.  But I can’t.  I was hired to be an administrator.  I love that part of me too.  But, I must say, walking the beach in California with friends, relaxing on the shore of Lake Michigan with more friends sure has filled my heart up to overflowing.

I think I need to splash around in that overflow as I get back to my every day, task oriented life and know that I love and am loved.

Therefore

I choose to be grateful

I choose to be all that God has made me to be

I choose to be present in the now

I choose to bless

And…

To play well with others.