Naps and 2,500 Miles
One word of advice: Don’t give a speech the day that you get back from your vacation.
Yesterday I had to give a 20 minute sermon hours after traveling 2,500 miles. In the middle of preparing I decided to take a nap. It only took 10 minutes of shutting my eyes and the fact that I had an abnormally high heart rate to realize I was not going to sleep. Knowing you are not prepared for something is not a good feeling. If it were up to me, I would rather not have that icky feeling. The good news about all of this is that it actually is my choice.