Two days left in this work week. My short vacation is less than 72 hours away.
It probably seems odd that I'm so desperate for a vacation when I spent most of the first two months of this calendar year unemployed. But unemployment isn't relaxing. Lately, I feel my stress levels going up, up, UP.
Maybe, like Lani said on Jaclyn's blog, it's because this is past the time when I usually get an annual break. Maybe it's because I'm addicted to vacations. In either case, I'll soon get my fix.
I was sitting on the bus this afternoon, contemplating my naval, and I was struck by a sudden fear. What if I become one of those adults who just stops? I don't want my mind to stagnate. I had a horrible realization that I'm doing absolutely nothing to expand my brain. I'm afraid that my vocabulary is slipping because I have to tone it down for the general public with whom I work. I think I'm starting to mumble more because I care less and less about what I have to say -- yet I become more and more frustrated when people don't understand me.
I'm seeking genuine suggestions (bearing in mind extreme lack of fundage) to expand my brain. Any thoughts?