There and back again…

Daily Prompts

August Blues

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

The strong memory of a particular feeling i had when going back to school during my childhood was depression. Not that i didn’s have fun at school, but knowing, even as a kid, that i had 9 months of “Hard Work”, followed by 3 months of total fun, exploration, swimming and anything a child can do given the space and time, it was pretty harsh.

Back in the day when school was out for summer, the tickets were already booked, luggage ready, and the same day’s afternoon we were in Rhodes. The best part was that i had even less worries because, plain and simple, i was a kid 😀 Of course, coming September, the first contest among classmates was who had gone most times at the beach. And you could here an insane amount of 300 times in 3 months :O Growing up things changed a bit…

As a teenager, i had built stronger bonds with my friends, and i started to evaluate the time i was spending with them. As a result after a month away i had the strong desire to get back home and start roaming with them, dream about wild things in distant future, set up an all-nighter horror game marathon and most of all, lots of talk about girls! I will not mention the preparation for next year’s high school even if it is a valid reason to stop vacating. At the time i did not consider it that much.

Now, us an adult i experience something funny. Due to work i can not go for a month long vacation. It usually is a week long and most of the times weekends. All that under the restriction of financial availability 😛 The thing is that while i enjoy going on vacation i don’t mind getting back to work on Mondays and here is why.

As long as i have an occupation i consider myself on of the few lucky ones, considering where i come from. So “escaping” for a weekend to me is a full scaled “battery recharge” so that i can function properly. Of course more days would not be bad, but as i have mentioned before i like the effects of work on my mental state. It keeps my mind busy and agitated.

Maybe in ten years, things will be different. I do not know if it will be for better or for worse. That only remains to be found…


About afostinis

I am Greek, musician, video-gamer, photographer and pretty much i try lots of things (but i usually get bored)...
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