Now that all the tourists are starting to pack up and head back to work our gap year is feeling real. As the immediate family all head back to work and we stay here it feels very different. We aren’t heading back to our normal lives and back to a routine we are very familiar with. We have to create a new world. It seems so so quiet.
The loss of work and all that goes with it, the busyness, the interaction, the constant stimulation, the achievements will be hard for me to adjust to. I’ve really loved working and some may say I’ve loved it a little too much. My closest friend has headed off to Columbia for a gap year with her husband for much the same reason. Time to quit the work addiction and discover the rest of life. Right now there is a sense of withdrawal. It probably seems crazy to most people but this a big change and like most changes it’ll take a while for this to feel natural.
Time for lunch and a walk on the beach. That might help….