Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's (well, you know the rest...)


Work is a necessity for man.  Man invented the alarm clock.
~~Pablo Picasso
 
 
Well, summer vacation is almost over, and work is beckoning. 
 
No more staying up late into the night, reading an "unputdownable" book.  No more daily sleeping in, after said marathon reading session.  No more long, leisurely lunches with friends, followed by shopping, or a nap, or whatever the H-E-double-toothpicks I want.  The whole thing is kind of sad, really.
 
Yet, I think that at the end of vacation (extended or otherwise), many of us feel recharged and ready for new beginnings, with new challenges to conquer.  It reeks of the dreaded New Year's Resolution Syndrome.
 
"I'll bring my lunch to work every day, and save tons of money!"
 
"I'll exercise three times a week after work!"
 
"I'll become the world's most impressive employee, while simultaneously gaining the eternal respect of my colleagues!!"  (Sometimes we can get just a tad carried away...)
 
But, first things first. The bit about having to set our alarm clocks?  That's the part I find the most challenging of all.
 
Au revoir, Vacation. 
 
 


8 comments:

  1. New school year, new resolutions. It's natural.

    Also natural to abandon those resolutions.

    Have fun in the new year.

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    1. I'd have to agree. I really do like that fresh start that the new school year brings. Maybe the resolutions bring things right to the middle. Thanks!

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  2. Love that bright yellow and Picasso quote - isn't it amazing how time can sneak up on us? Though for me, end of summer means end of teaching my summer course, so I'm hopeful for an autumn vacation/getaway (bit upside down here :) Good luck gearing up! You know you'll achieve all your resolutions this time :)

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    1. Thanks, Lulu. I liked the quote too - went right along with my feelings. I'm glad the end of summer brings a bit of a break for you. I've always enjoyed summer courses. They seem to have a relaxed feel, even if you're trying to cram a whole semester into 6 weeks! Enjoy your break - I was being tongue in cheek - but I am ready to tackle some resolutions!

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  3. Didn't you do a nice job putting your thoughts and photo together in this piece. Thank you for sharing your vacation time with us...!

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    1. Thanks, LOL! Things are getting busy. I'm kind of ready for it, really...

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  4. I'm glad you got a summer vacation. I hope the shock isn't too much.

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    1. I think I'll be okay. :) I really do know how lucky I am. This was a mid-life career change of sorts, so I feel quite spoiled by all this vacation! It goes quickly, though...

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