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.
PHOTO COURTESY OF: HUDSALVA