Today is the last day of what was 10 days away from the day job.
When I return to the grind tomorrow, I am sure many people will ask how they were spent, what I did do, and did I bring any souvenirs back with me? The answer will not be as expected.
I did not visit any faraway place. I didn’t knock out any to-do list, and I visited as few living people as possible. The fact of the matter, I spent most of the days off, at home, with this laptop, writing.
My company were my characters that spent many re-do’s, change of story lines, and redefinition of arcs.
My places of visit were the scenes that I arranged and re-arranged, many times over- near to the point of scene revolt.
My hours of work were as much as my battery would hold out. My time in between: thinking about it.
What did I bring back as a souvenir? A clear refreshed image of what I want to do for the rest of my life.
It was a great vacation.