I’m having a hard time getting my head back in the game (of life) after my paradise vacation. I miss the sound of the ocean. I miss the palm trees. I miss the clear, blue water. I miss the bright flowers that seemed to be forever in bloom. *sigh*

But real life is here.

I was rather productive at work the week I got back from vacation. Tasks had piled up and it felt good to tackle them — to move things from TO DO to DONE. This week has been harder. I guess because I’m not on a post-vacation high. I’m more on a holy-crap-I’m-not-going-to-get-to- go-on-vacation-again-for-a-long-time low.

And yet real life is still here.

I just need to suck it up and figure out how to focus. But focusing feels like your brain’s worst enemy when you NEED to do it. I feel like Sir Launcelot from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I just want to be whimsical and sing (be on vacation), but something keeps stopping the music. What’s stopping the music?

Real life.

Okay, I’m going to stop complaining now. I have some good ideas for the blog this fall. Halloween is coming, which is always a fun time of year. Then the presidential election. [Which day is scarier?!] Then more holidays than you can shake a stick at. But I will shake that stick! I want to talk about celebrating secular and Pagan holidays that can include your non-Pagan kith and kin. Since that is part of the purpose of this blog and all. 🙂

Anyone have good advice on how to shed the dreamy, vacation state of mind? Or at least how to subdue it long enough to be productive?

+ Featured image, office desk found on Wikimedia Commons.