I've been home from that vacation for two weeks now. And other than the occasional shift at my part time job, for the most part, I have no job. Not any job like I've been accustomed to for 91% of my adult life--20 of the past 22 years, you do the math. It's just odd. Before, I would stress if I was up until 1 or 2am. "Oh, shit! I have to be at work in seven hours. I better get to sleep." And then toss and turn all night. Now, being up until those hours is quite the norm (it's 12:48am as I type this) and then I get up between 9 and 10am. Every day. Just surreal. Even when I have to work at the part time, these hours of "awake" don't have any negative effect on my shift. I'm kind of working swingshift when I do work so I guess that's why. But, still, although my "awake" hours are pretty consistent, the demands on my time aren't. Hell, there's barely any demands on my time.
I really like this new phase. This New Normal. Being unshackled from a set schedule, among other demands from the previous phase, is quite awesome.
Nam Myoho Renge Kyo