I went back to work on Monday
and it was suddenly like my vacation never existed.
Ok that's not entirely true.
The truth is, by the end of the day I had a headache slamming it's way around my head
and my eyes were burning
and I was so overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do that I felt like I'd never be efficient at my job ever again and that every day was going to blend together because I never leave my desk and I was never, ever going to completely finish even one task.
The tipping point was when I got on the very crowded subway wearing my ankle length puffy coat
and I thought -
it's January 7th.
Spring is a looooong way off.
But when I got off the subway,
Rather than succumb to the panic that is bubbling under your puffer coat,
why not come up with a plan?
I started thinking about how to divvy up the work I have to do
and focus on a task until it's done.
And then I started to think -
well this isn't just about work.
It's about winter.
And how do I get through the winter?
We can't afford a winter holiday this year
and I really, really wish we could.
But we can't and that's just the way it is.
So what can we do?
Have people over for dinner.
Go to movies on the weekends.
Read (only 49 books to go!)
I'd really like to try snow shoeing
(fella suggested it a couple of months ago)
Get out of town and discover another one.
Get out of the city and walk through the woods.
How about you? How do you survive the winter months?
What adventures do you have planned?
(I'm open to suggestions!)