Friday, September 5, 2014

Fun for Friday - Best Part of Being Home


Today I thought I'd take a break from my Boston Recap Posts. If you missed them, you can catch up on The Food and The Enjoying. I'll share about The Running next week. But my mind is seriously still on vacation mode.

It's so hard to get back to reality isn't it? It's hard to jump back into our routines, which we normally crave of course. Funny how we want routine to an extent but then pine away for release from that norm (aka vacation).

We usually think, "why can't I be on permanent vacation?" Who wouldn't want to sleep in a bit later, have an extra glass of wine on a patio overlooking spectacular views each day or strolling through parks leisurely rather than being in an office? But honestly, don't we also tend to want to get back home, back to our norm? Maybe not work exactly, but what we're used to like our family, friends, furbabies, own beds ... our routines.

Rather than dwelling on the fact that this time last week I was living it up in Boston, hanging out with some fantastic friends, enjoying cooler weather, I thought I'd share what's good about being back home (though, I won't like, it'd be pretty fantastic if my friends just happened to move here and live next door!).

The best part about being back home after a vacation (or trip of any kind):


Your bed. There's just something about being in your familiar bed with your sheets and pillows that's comforting and cozy.

Your kitchen. While we typically end up vacationing to where we have access to a kitchen and homemade meals, it's really nice to get back into your own kitchen. Those meals you thought were ho-hum feel fresh again.

Your shower. I don't think my shower is anything grand mind you. I actually really dislike it most of the time. But when I get home from a trip, it's suddenly better somehow, even the lack of water pressure and dingy looking fiberglass that won't seem to come clean.

Your messes. Yep, somehow your stuff lying around that annoyed you before? It's, well, yours. It's quite simply, your stuff. It's all familiar.


What's your favorite part of being back home after a trip?