Returning home from vacation is sometimes annoying, OK more than sometimes

I was recently in north Florida for an annual family reunion and every year it’s amazing. We meet at a beach on the Gulf Coast to enjoy things like food, water sports, games, movies, conversations, and so much more. This particular week seemed to fly by and in fact, I can’t believe it’s already been a few days since the last day of that vacation. I know they say time flies when you’re having fun but seriously, it didn’t just fly by, it broke the sound barrier! There’s another popular quote about vacations: I need a vacation from my vacation. This is sometimes true for a lot of us, I’m sure, but when I return to Nashville from these Florida vacations, life slows down quite a bit mostly because I leave a house of 16 people and 6 dogs arriving to a house with 1 person and 2 dogs. Naturally there is a lot less activity.


My house is still “under the weather” because of a storm that came through town last month. From that storm, I was in need of a new A/C unit, backyard fence, and a roof. So yeah, just little details 😉

The A/C unit was replaced the day after I returned from vacation so now I’m focusing on the other 2 areas that need attention. I went from wakeboarding, skiing, fishing, and playing on the beach to phone calls, meetings, estimates, and loud noises under and around my house.

So I guess it’s no surprise that transitioning back to real life can be annoying. While I did do some work during the vacation, responsibilities have ramped back up to regular adult levels since returning home. I guess that’s the struggle, isn’t it? It’s also why vacations are part of our lives. We need time away from our usual schedules to just relax, enjoy time with family or friends, and give our bodies and minds a break from our routine existence. Although, I’ll admit I love my routine existence. 🙂

Anyway, I’m back from Florida after having an amazing week with my family. I’ve already put up a few posts about the trip like this one and this one, but be on the lookout for more in the coming days!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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