It may seem contradictory, but after my week away I’m both exhausted and rejuvenated.
It was exhausting because it was a long week. At camp we’re on the go from 7:30am until well after midnight. And sometimes the day starts even earlier if I decide to run before breakfast.
But, at the same time, it was rejuvenating because it was just so much fun. The people I work with there are family, and the middle schoolers who come are so full of energy that it’s often contagious. In a good way.
I’d been feeling a little drained before I left. I was stressed and snappy and overwhelmed and I just needed a break. Now that I’m back, I feel like I’m really ready to live up and enjoy these next four weeks before grad school begins. I’m ready to continue checking things off my summer list and my 25 list (both of which I’ve made progress on – yes!) and to ride the high that comes after camp…even if it’s only temporary.
For now, I’ll play catch-up at work (and on blogs), same as any post-trip, but I’ll say this: being away has been exactly what I needed.