One of the things that I have had the hardest time doing in my life is taking time for myself. I fought with that long and hard for years with my spiritual director. I would not take day’s off (I still only get a day off once or, at the most, twice a month) and I would not take all the vacation time that comes to me.
I began to do better about that, at least with vacations, a few years ago.
Now, all that time seems to be catching up with me. When I go away for vacation, as I did this week, I do not want to come back home. I am sitting in my hotel room right now sad because I have to return to Munster tomorrow.
In the past, I would have been packed already. By the late morning the day before having to return home, I would be ready to go. Not now. I’m not even going to pack until after I get up tomorrow.
I am consoling myself with the knowledge that I will be back down here in several weeks. I fly down on Sunday, December 31st after my morning Masses at the parish and will not go back to Munster until Friday, January 12th. That is a vacation worth waiting for! 🙂
So, homeys, I’ll see you this weekend!
Pictures from my “safari” today: