Like any self-respecting out-of-state graduate student, I celebrated the end of my rather hellish spring semester by jumping into my car and driving the 800 miles back home. And, like the glutton for punishment I've proven to be, I decided it would be a perfect opportunity to further my career goals by putting myself through a new certification process. All this leads me to the following revelation: I've been so absorbed in everything happening in my life that what normally distracts me has served only to make me want to spin around in ten circles and curl into a little ball to nap like some six-foot tall puppy. And make no mistake, I've already done just that.

With a little more sleep and a lot more sleep, I think I'll be on the road to being back to my old self. A few dozen more puppy naps and I'll be golden, right?