Raise your hand if you arrived back from a vacation saying, “Woah, so glad that’s over. I never want to vacation again.”
I can’t see you, but I know only fools would have their hands raised.
Post-vacation depression is a thing, I say this with all of my non-scientific knowledge. It is a consequence of real life hitting you in the face and saying, “Welcome back, you sucker!” It’s also a very confusing moment because you know you have to be grateful for the amazing time you had, but you are also miserable and decide to keep complaining anyways.
The thing with traveling is that, once you pop, you can’t stop.
Sure, you have wonderful pictures, videos and souvenirs to remind you of the amazing time you had, but in reality all you want is to go back and live everything again… and more.
“Oh, I wish I had visited that spot!”
“I wish I had more time in this city to explore this and that.”
“That restaurant was amazing, I want to go back and order this other plate.”
“Man, the weather was sweet, I wish I had another day to enjoy it.”
“Now I know two words from the language, need to go back and practice!”
Can you relate? I may sound like a little girl throwing a tantrum, but that’s kind of how it feels at times. You can ask my boyfriend for examples, like the fit I threw at the Dublin airport coming back from our most recent trip. There may have been a tear or two involved.
Now, with every return to real life, there are responsibilities and realities that hit you in the face. This means content from my vacation will be slowly coming up, but I’ll make it good for you all. Below is a little preview from Croatia, drool away.
If you are experiencing post-vacation depression, I’m more than happy to vent together.
Peace, Love & Diet Coke *
Check out more pictures of my trip in Instagram @peaceloveanddietcoke
More here soon!