August, September and the beginning of October are a crazy time for me, and they have been for the past two years. I work at a university, where the summer months are always very busy. After the hectic (but super fun) Introduction Week early September, the ‘calm’ cannot return until after the event of the year, the Graduation Ceremony, early October. In that period between September and October I can count on not getting sufficient sleep. Things that I still have to do randomly pop up in my dreams, making me wake up very early in the morning and forcing me to get out of bed and get to work.
As you can imagine, once the Graduation Ceremony has ended and I can get back into the normal work routine, I am exhausted. That’s why last year I decided to take a little trip to catch my breath. Be in a different setting for a few days before returning to campus. We wanted something simple, and some place we both never went before. We rarely take the opportunity to be a tourist in our home country, so we decided to go to Friesland from Wednesday until Friday, and then spend the weekend relaxing back home in Rotterdam.