They're pretty cool.
In all this downtime I accomplished a lot - I bought a new car in January, and just sold my Tracker a few days ago. I have renewed my passport, found a place to live when my lease is up, gotten my savings plan on track, got the cat microchipped, planned to get scuba certified (thanks KC!), etc, etc. It's been an accomplishing few months. I got a lot of stuff in order!
I bought a new car!
In the middle of all the accomplishing stuff & downtime, I realized what stresses me out the most. I'm the manager at work, I captain a kickball team and a softball team, and I'm a commissioner in the kickball league. That's a lot of demands on my time. Most days, it's absolutely fine. I'm very organized and I'm very efficient so I can get a lot done like that. But there are days when it seems like everyone needs something from me all day long, and it gets overwhelming. I get tired of making decisions for everyone else. Sometimes, I just want someone else to decide for me. But when you're so often the decision maker, nobody else takes the wheel. I guess that's why I have a life captain!?
I've also realized what really relaxes me. Turns out a warm bath + an episode of "Cosmos" is pretty relaxing. Hammocks do the trick too. And naps. And beer. Not necessarily in that order or combination. It's been a really great few months getting my act together and enjoying fun times.
More travel-y posts will start back up after my trip to Texas, promise!
And dragons? Game of Thrones starts next weekend!