End of Vacation

Another holiday break draws to a close, as I prepare myself to wake up at the ungodly hour of 4am to catch a flight back to Seattle. The break has accomplished its goals. I feel well-rested, itching at my unproductiveness over the past 1.5+ weeks and eager and energized to get back to work in earnest. These have become the closest thing to a summer holiday, since high school for me (I never get to experience them again, due to co-op through university), and I’ve truly forgotten what it’s like to wake up naturally for an extended period of time. Even still, my body is telling me with no sleep deficit to make up, 8 hours is sufficient and natural.

Coming home (I still call it that, after 2 years?) is all about seeing family and friends. My university years are such a huge part of who I am today, and the people I met and interacted with there are the elements that guided my flow through that quarter of my life, at the time. We’ve all grown up, but it’s nice to be able to fall back a little bit into the days of yore, picking up just about where we left off, and generally being nostalgic (speaking of nostalgia, I found out that Red Alert is now freeware! http://redalert95.tk/)

It’s also an opportunity to drive my parents’ BMW 528xi, which I thoroughly enjoy. It also reminds me that despite my Volkswagen CC’s claim to be a 4-door “sport coupe”, it in fact is saddled with body roll and imprecise steering out the wazoo. I’ve forgotten what it feels like to have a well-damped response to hitting a bump in the road. I’m very excited to test out the plethora of choices in the automotive industry, later this year.

I best be going to sleep now. I have a long day of flying and time change (gain 3 hours, yay!) ahead of me. I’ll write again, soon.

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