On vacation again, but I haven’t relaxed yet. Travel arrangements, glitches to fix, reservations to make, finding my way around the city. Hard work.
I recently wrote about vacation in Oaxaca, but didn’t post it. Kept getting lost there, in spite of GPS and maps and compass. Usually I do OK with those, in spite of having no sense of direction at all. But the map was “wrong” and the compass and the GPS seemed at odds. Very tiring wandering around in circles in a strange city, especially with your wife getting increasingly frustrated with you.
Now doing much better in Halifax on this vacation. The maps seem correct. But the main thing is I can keep track of where the river is and work off that. It’s like in Santa Fe, where you can usually see the mountains, and they are always to the east.
That’s my main strategy, to have a visible landmark to work from.
Wish I could relax, but the flywheel and the to do list keep going, as well as the added travel stuff above. Strategy is to find a good place to just sit for a while, but I both haven’t been able to find a place and haven’t been able to get myself to really try yet.
Part of the problem is I haven’t been able to resolve the conflict between vacation as a time to relax vs vacation as time to catch up so life will be easier when I get back.
Maybe I’ll just sit here at this desk when I finish this post and cross it off the to do list.
But I’m in the middle of a good book. That’s not working, but it’s not really relaxing either.