Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
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.