What exactly is jet lag? According to wikipedia it's this:
Jet lag, medically referred to as desynchronosis, is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body's circadian rhythms; it is classified as one of thecircadian rhythm sleep disorders. Jet lag results from rapid long-distance transmeridian (east–west or west–east) travel, as on a jet plane.
But does that mean anything to anyone? It means nothing to me. To me, jet lag means my sleeping schedule is wackadoodle. I've been having a very hard time sleeping. Aside from the first day since my return from Dubai, I've been sleeping about five hours a night. It's quite frustrating to be so exhausted but unable to sleep. And anyone who knows me knows how much I covet rest. Regardless, I've been trying to work. I've been editing since my computer was fixed and yesterday I spent most of the afternoon shooting a wonderfully lovely family. It seems that no matter what I do I cannot escape the dynamic of contradictions. I am too exhausted to work, but yet my insomnia gives me hours of usable work time.
Still, despite my wackadoodleness I'm here enjoy this gorgeous San Francisco weather.
For my shoot I wore my colorful, watercolor-print maxi-dress. It was a good "work outfit" to keep me cool while keeping me modest. I flounced around in my dress, contorting myself into random photographer-poses to get the shots. There's something about that dress that makes me happy. I smile now as I think about it fluttering over the tops of my feet. I imagine the soft material against my skin. It smells of warm weather from when I dried it in Dubai. I love the smell of warm weather. I loved the smell of sun on my clothes.
I almost wish I wore it again today. The dress flowing over my legs as I typed, aimlessly watching pedestrians walk by this coffee shop. A goofy smile plastered on my face; something that randomly appears and disappears and reappears. Maybe it's not the dress. Maybe it's just summer/fall. Maybe it's the fact that I have peace. Who knows.
I have meetings today and tomorrow, with intermittent dedications to my editing at this coffee shop which I've missed so dearly. It was lovely walking here.
And because I love sandwiches and breakfast, a picture of a breakfast sandwich. :)