Quick Trip

I mean, if you want to get technical about it, we were only in Chicago for forty seven hours and thirty minutes, but somehow managed to fit in about four days worth of eating, socializing, air travel and weather patterns.

By the time we made it home on Monday I was trapped somewhere between overtired, overfed, overwhelmed, and wrung out. I wasn’t sure what it was that I wanted or what I was feeling but I was feeling a LOT of it. We got home. We watched Game of Thrones (because, priorities). We took a nap. I went for a run. I went to therapy.

I gradually began to feel normal again.

A part of me hates that I’m so reliant on my routine to feel ‘normal’, but I also feel like it was good for me to get out of my loop for a while: to see some different faces, to eat some different food, breathe some different air (even if, on the plane, that air consisted of 75% Someone Else’s Farts). It definitely made me appreciate coming home.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on May 21, 2019.

2 Responses to “Quick Trip”

  1. Sounds like you took a punishment for a loss of 95 percent of your energy for a 45 percent reward. So, you’re down 50 percent while thinking it’s normal. You got refreshment but didn’t fully enjoy it; instead, you ceded to feeling bloated and overwhelmed.
    By any chance, did you get to eat at the Big (Red) Bowl near that silver bean sculpture? They’ve got the best American Chinese food I’ve had in a long time.

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