After four weeks of continuous travel I was finally back home. Although my time spent at home would only be a 48 hour period, I had to cherish this time of rest. My first day back home was spent laying on my living room couch, letting the tv watch me. Jumping from time zone to time zone always takes a toll on me and I have learned that I have to let my body and mind rest. I ordered take out from Grubhub and just allowed me some downtime.
My second day back home, I woke up starving. After not being home for a few weeks, both my cabinets and fridge were empty. I didn’t want to buy groceries since I was only home for another 24 hours so I decided to take myself out to eat. I had been eyeing this breakfast restaurant around the corner from my home and decided why not? I am no stranger to eating in a restaurant alone, but the desire to call a friend since I was home was huge. I needed the alone time though so I resisted. I am so glad I did because I was able to people watch. Not only did I people watch, but I was also able to engage in conversation with the older gentleman sitting next to me at the breakfast bar. Of course we talked about books, and I got some great book recommendations. My next stop was the nail shop and then I took myself window shopping and back out to eat at my favorite sushi restaurant.
I have truly learned to cherish my lazy days. The days were I leave my bullet journal at home, put my phone on do not disturb and just allow myself to be present. Those days are truly the most relaxing for me.
Being able to actually enjoy home while I was home, helped my mind to reset, and the day of my travel I woke up refreshed and ready to go.