I would love to be able to tell you that my month long hiatus was due to something fabulous, an ambitious artwork or you know, saving the world. The truth, though? I spent most of August and part of September trying to recreate the European lifestyle here in the states. In other words, I went on holiday with the rest of Europe. Closed for business. Will not return until Autumn. Too hot to work. Punched out.
As soon as I made this decision however, I looked around at my studio, my apartment, my computer full of bookmarks and emails only to be left with a perplexing predicament – what do I do now?! That’s where this week’s (ahem, month’s..) song comes in.
After some hasty calculation, I was shocked to discover that it has been years, YEARS since my last holiday. Not so much as a long weekend. How did this happen under my watch? Immediate ratification was necessary. As soon as my friend proposed the idea of several days in a bed and breakfast near the beach, I had my swimsuit on.
The smell of the sea air, laying by the beach and having fresh linens everyday made me feel like a million bucks. It was my own personal changing of the tide that reminded me I needed time off. Time away. Even if it is only a couple hours away for a few days. Some holiday time every now and then has moved up to being a yearly requirement for the health (and sanity) of my mind and my tanned body. Even the tide can’t stay one way for too long.
With that, I will officially say welcome back and it’s time to embrace autumn! It’s going to be quite the season….