Hello from the magical purple fields of Iceland!
The Viking and I made it back to his homeland over the weekend and after sleeping for over 14 hours we are feeling somewhat normal and getting back into the swing of life in Iceland. We didn’t get up to much this weekend but we did enjoy a lovely dinner with some of my friends and a quick hike which has helped take the sting out of the hard goodbye I had to say to my family.
I know every trip at some point has to come to an end but I really did not want my time at home with my family to ever end. Our time back in Oregon this summer was wonderful, one of those trips that I will look back on for years and just smile. The goodbye with my family this past weekend, that was rough. Like I ugly cried at the airport kinda rough.
Now that I have had a few days to sleep off my jet lag and get used to not being back home with my family I am on a mission this week to shake myself out of my funk and jump right back into life in Iceland. The fact that I am sitting outside in a tank top writing this post helps. Dear Icelandic weather please keep staying nice!
H and I have the next week off before we have to head back to work and we are taking full advantage of our time with lots of adventures around Iceland planned. Between Oregon, Hawaii, and our upcoming Iceland trips I have lots to share with you all so get ready for tons of recap posts to head your way.
For now my goal is to get myself back into routine, catch up on blog stuff, and shake off the last of these homesick blues before I have to start work next week. I know these feelings are normal and all part of expat life, but gosh why can’t I just pack up everyone and bring them with me?! Until I can figure that out I am just going to take things one day at a time and focus on the positive things around me.
So this post really doesn’t have a point other than to tell you I am back in Iceland, I had a really hard time saying goodbye to my family and miss them dearly, and to share some pretty pictures of the hike I did this morning.
Oh well, its Monday and I blame it on the jet lag. Next time I will try and be more coherent when I come to write a post. Until then enjoy some pictures of the beautiful hike the Viking and I did this morning.
Spot the Kiki?
Nothing like some fresh air and time with beautiful nature to kick off a Monday! Best part about this new to us hike, it was less than ten minutes from our house! It seems like the Icelandic nature really came to life while we were in Oregon so I am looking forward to more Icelandic summer fun this next week. No better way to get out of a funk than to explore the area around you right?!
And with that I am off to do some more exploring, and probably sleeping, jet lag is still getting to me:) Have a great week everyone!
Question of the Day?
How do you deal with jet lag? What is your favorite way to spend a sunny summer day?