Friday, April 26, 2013

there, and back again.


And back again.

Since I never like to write about travel plans pre-departure, I'm home now and can begin to share--my travel adventure was to Bali, Indonesia!  I am still pinching myself, not really believing that I was on the other side of the globe, in a different hemisphere, just days ago.  Days...I think.  I have a grasp on what time it is there, what time it is here, but please don't ask about Tuesday-Thursday of this week.  I think I lived a couple of those dates twice, and maybe missed one?  IDK.  It was an AMAZING trip, and homecoming was only made easier by knowing what good people I had to come home to.

I have loads to share, but let's talk about the most pressing issue at the moment.  Jet lag.  I feel bright eyed and alert and have convinced myself that I'm not dealing with it, but let's talk about how I'm bright eyed and alert at 4:37 a.m., have been awake since 2 something, after falling asleep at 11 p.m.

Wikipedia says this about jet lag, The symptoms of jet lag can be quite varied, depending on the amount of time zone alteration, time of day and the susceptibility of individual differences. Sleep disturbance occurs, with poor sleep upon arrival, sleep disruption including trouble falling asleep (if flying east), early awakening (if flying west) and interrupted sleep with multiple awakenings and trouble remaining asleep. Cognitive effects include poorer performance on mental tasks and concentration, increased fatigue, headaches, and irritability...

Sleep disturbances...well, yes.
Cognitive effects...thinking was a bit difficult yesterday after a point.
Irritability...there was a reason why I knew in advance to not make plans for last night, or tonight.  When thinking takes that much effort, it's just not fun!

Is the above worth it, for what I got to experience?  Yes, and then some.  Pinching myself again; I'm so, so thankful.

Leaving you with a teaser,


  1. Usually I don't even like to be in the same room with myself the first day back.

  2. I think that WE are all really brave to even be in the same building with you. Good thing you brought us presents!! :)