When I was planning my cross country trip, I set the dates based on prior obligations I had at the end of the month, thinking that after this journey, I could ease right back into the swing of things. How wrong I was!
After this type of excursion, especially given the difficult drives through the mountains after a snow storm and into Southern California during the fires, I really needed a day, just to relax, read and recover. But, I’ve been busy with events (and dinners with family and friends) every night since my return. Indeed, tonight, I’m off to the Log Cabin meeting to hear Patrick Sammon. (More on that in my next post.)
Anyway, today, as I began the day, I did feel I was getting back up to speed, beginning the morning with my pre-trip reading routine, getting back to John O’Sullivan’s The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World, a book I didn’t have time to get to on the trip and about which I hope to blog later in the week. And this reading for knowledge (as opposed to reading for pleasure alone) should help me get back into the background reading for my dissertation.
This morning, I felt if I could get just one full night’s sleep, I’d be back to normal. And as soon as I am, I’ll be back to blogging at a regular pace.
A somewhat related piece, but not related directly to loss of focus from cross country drives: Extra Rest Helps You Recover.