I am about to get on a plane for the return flight from Munich to the United States. It has been a great vacation, and we even got to spend Saturday afternoon with Elena in Salzburg.
The end of vacation is always difficult for me. I tend to start obsessing about all of the things I have to get done as soon as I get home. Apart from two weeks of mail and a ton of laundry, I know from my periodic e-mail checks that I need to promptly get back to several people with descriptions of upcoming talks and similar things.
I know I need to consciously remind myself to breathe, relax, and simply enjoy these last hours before vacation is over.
And to again give thanks for all of the great experiences of the last two weeks.