May Sickness

I will confess, I have not been diligent about waking up early this week. In fact, if I could go back to bed right now, I absolutely would. And it is all because I have what is termed May Sickness, the melancholy that arises after Golden Week.

The last two days of Golden Week, hanging out with the kids, riding to the tiny amusement area and riding a Ferris wheel by the sea, taking the ferry over to Miyajima and climbing up to the top of Mt. Misen, those two last days of joyous fun, well, they make staff meetings and going to the bank on my lunch hour seem more tedious than usual.

The whole ten days of the bank holiday were really good for clarifying what I am doing and what I want to be doing. Not only did I finish up those lingering projects, I also figured out the way to tackle the biggest project I have ever tried; to write about our time here in Japan. But instead of being able to work on that, I am pressing the snooze button and sinking into dreamland. And planning for summer vacation.

It will pass, like all illnesses, but while it is infecting me, I need to take notes. What is exasperating the symptoms and why.