I know I'm not going to get any sympathy about this whatsoever, and that's okay because I don't deserve it but I'm going to say this nonetheless.
This working stuff is hard.
I understand and appreciate that I have the summer to relax and rejuvenate after a rewarding yet demanding school year.
However, I readily admit the summer made me lazy. It isn't that I didn't do anything all summer, because I completed some projects around the house, did a lot of reading and writing, went on a couple of weekend trips, spent time with family, and did wedding planning.
The difference is that I did it on my own time. If I didn't feel like doing as much on a given day, I didn't have to. I could sleep in and I could nap if I wanted to. I stayed up later at night and enjoyed relaxing mornings on the porch with breakfast and a cup of coffee.
I no longer have that flexibility. I am now getting up to an alarm clock, I have to be to work at a specific time,and I'm on the go all day.
So, maybe it's not so much that this working stuff is hard, but more accurately it's getting back into a routine. It takes a while to recalibrate. Even though today is Tuesday, my body feels like it should be Friday already. It's not even 8:00 in the evening and yet I think I could easily fall asleep and be out all night.
I know it's only a matter of time before my body will be back into its normal rhythm, but until then, this working stuff is hard.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.