I think my body is finally back on CST after returning from Italy last Tuesday. For nearly a week it was a struggle to stay awake past 8pm each night! I no longer feel exhausted starting at 2pm either. Now I'm back on schedule just in time to start traveling for work again. blah.
The trip was exhausting but only in the best way possible. The ship was incredible, we met some fun new friends, toured some amazing places, dressed up every night, and had one hell of an experience. I can't wait to go back! Also, for the first time in months I slept soundly each night. I thought it might be all the fresh air, the sway of the boat, or the fact we tried to do everything in each country and returned to the ship exhausted. Last night I realized while it may have been a combination of all those things I think the primary reason for actually sleeping was because I was finally away from work stresses and not replaying my "to do" list each night. When we left on the 18th I shut everything off and didn't think about it again until last Wednesday. It. was. amazing. I function incredibly well without my crappy job. If it wasn't for that pesky thing of a paycheck... No seriously, I slept, I had no shortness of breath, I had no back pain, I ate and drank what I wanted in a reasonable manner and gained no weight. I wish I could find a way to translate vacation me into real life me!
I'm still editing the 500+ pictures we took over 11 days; currently on day 4 of the trip. Needless to say it's taking awhile.