My mind is stuck in the future right now. The majority of my thoughts are centered around or lead to the vacation Mike and I will be taking in a little over a week. Things like, nine more days until we leave for California, or six more work days until we leave for California or only one more weekend before we leave for California, are on a continuous loop in my mind.
It's made me incredibly unproductive at work. My mind has not focused for long expanses of time because I'm going on vacation! V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N. I often call my mental state the week after a trip the post-vacation funk. I always get it. My most unproductive weeks at work are those that immediately follow a vacation. I sit at my desk and think "How can I be at work? I was just driving up the California coast five days ago?"
Mike and I booked this vacation in April. I desperately wanted to take a vacation in the spring, but it just didn't work out. Mike was recovering from his foot surgery, and then when he was healed work overtook my life in such a way that we couldn't book anything until July. Cheaper tickets weren't available until the end of August/start of September, so we booked them. But unfortunately that means I've been thinking about this vacation for four months. Four months is a long time. It's so long that at this point all I can do is think about my vacation. And while the week after I get back from vacation my focus will be non-existent, I'm pretty sure this week leading up is comparably unproductive.