Reasons Why It’s So Terrible To Stop Traveling

As most of you know,

I’ve been on the road three of the last four weeks.

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Some of the travel was necessary, and some of it was for work, and some of it was for fun.

I arrived back to Orange County on Saturday evening.

I spent Sunday, all day, doing post-trip errands.

(Grocery shopping, car wash to remove buckets of sand from my car, etc., etc.)

Yesterday, on Monday, I had a huge case of The Monday Blahs.

As eager as I was to be back home,

I came home to all sorts of things that made me want to leave again.

Here are a few reasons why it’s so terrible to stop traveling:

•  All the tedious chores of owning a small business need attention.

•  A Monday morning bin overflowing with mail (bills, bills, bills!) from the post office.  Clearly, snail mail is not dead.

•  News of the death of one of my all time favorite entertainers.  RIP Robin Williams.

•  Hot, humid, monsoon weather.  (Santa Barbara was a perfect 72-75F every single day.)

•  Filthy camera equipment – it will take hours upon hours to clean it all.  Oh, how I hate taking apart tripods for cleaning.

•  A message from my ob/gyn informing me some tests came back abnormal and I will need further (painful) testing.  Could I please call to schedule asap?

•  A not-as-happy-as-usual physical therapist.  Can someone please give Paul Newman a banana?  The man is having sugar withdrawals.

•  Speaking of sugar, I’m feeling post-travel fat.  It’s time to get back to a regular gym schedule.  I’m not feeling it.  Does anyone have a dose of motivation?  Ugh!

Okay, okay ….

I’ll snap out of my post-travel blues.

I know it’s normal to be overwhelmed with the mundane after a trip.

I’m sure in a few days I’ll be back in a normal routine again.


2 Responses to “Reasons Why It’s So Terrible To Stop Traveling”

  1. Jan's Sushai Bar

    Gah! As someone who spent yesterday morning having an abdominal ultrasound and boob squish (and a pap smear scheduled on Friday), I’m a bit worried about your abnormal test result. Top or bottom?

    Wish I was there to help you clean your tripods, even though I know it’s not as fun(ny) as it sounds.

    • Suzanne

      You can clean my tripod anytime you want, Jan.


      As far as the tests, I’ve got girl problems.
      They’ve already done an ultrasound.
      Apparently, I failed.
      Now they want to shoot dye into my uterus and do further tests.

      Sounds like a good time?
      I believe I have to be put out for the procedure.


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