The seminar is over. All but a few of the participants have left. I'm still in Blarg City, which is a wonderful place, and have another 4 days before I leave. And do you know what I want to do?
I could write a long blog post about my adventures in the seminar. I could upload photos. I could take more photos (something I've been frightfully lax about, given how photogenic Blarg City is). I could begin to pack (I have to leave the place I'm staying tomorrow and move my stuff across town to my friend's house). I could organize my notes from the last couple of weeks. I could go sightseeing, or swimming, or make myself lunch.
I don't want to do any of these things.
I call these "zombie days." Days when you are capable of nothing other than sitting alone in a room, and that's really all you want to do. I usually plan for two full zombie days when I get home from a trip, where I do no more than unpack, laundry, and perhaps a trip to the coffee shop. I may or may not get up the energy to buy groceries. Zombie days are also blocked in for the first few days after a semester ends.
I find it really relaxing. And I'm learning to let go of the "You should be doing stuff!" guilt. I've decided that if I have an unclaimed day, and this is the way I want to spend it, I should be able to do it that way.