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Reclaiming Normal

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For all the times we look forward to holidays and time off from work, it feels wrong to be so interested in having things get back to normal. I am a big proponent of staying open to variety and change, but at the same time, I have a very strong comfort with routine.

This weekend, we brought a return to normalcy in a variety of ways at home, not the least of which involved the taking down of Christmas decorations and returning furniture to the usual arrangements. I will be lobbying for a return to our artificial tree next year.

Getting back to my routine of days commuting to the day-job, and (full) days home without travel holds a surprising appeal now that we are a week into the new year. I’m guessing one of the reasons it seems so appealing to me today is because my health has also made great progress toward normal wellness again.

I spent much of the weekend lying low in quest of recuperation. It seems to have produced desired results.

Here’s to the rare phenomena of feeling good about the arrival of a typical Monday morning.

Hah!

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Written by johnwhays

January 7, 2019 at 7:00 am

4 Responses

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  1. Sometimes going back to the routine makes us feel normal ☺️ Have a lovely week!

    popsiclesociety

    January 7, 2019 at 8:06 am

    • Thank you, Ribana! Isn’t it funny how we want to feel special, but we want to feel normal at the same time. 🙂

      johnwhays

      January 7, 2019 at 8:26 am

      • True! Lately I find myself quite often “reclaiming normal” and going back to the routine 😊

        popsiclesociety

        January 7, 2019 at 8:28 am

      • We are kindred spirits in that regard.

        johnwhays

        January 7, 2019 at 8:31 am


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