Hi Everyone, I’M BAAAACK!
I’ve actually been back in the states for three weeks already. And it’s been almost exactly one month since my previous post. I took the last week of my European tour off from work and blogging to spend time with friends, and then when I got home I had a little jet lag and disorientation, and a lot of deadlines and laundry. But now I am back.
No promises about how often I’ll be blogging for the rest of the year though. November and December are typically my renewal months, time to cozy up at home with a good book on creativity, plenty of tea and coffee, lots of time to think, and working on my plans and vision for the coming year. Yes, I still do other work and knit and read and exercise and so forth, but I am generally much more low key about everything than I am during other times of the year. This year that will be especially true, being that I just got back from Europe a few weeks ago and it takes me a long time to ease back into the American rat race. In fact, I hope I never ease back into that again! I feel much more balanced after this trip. EuroDonna has gained strength and I believe she can hold her own here in America.
I felt very self-integrated this summer and fall, and I’ve had a much easier return to “reality” this year than I did the last few summers. That’s not too say that I haven’t had some terrible down days, but I feel more at home than I have on previous returns. Maybe it’s because this year I was reinforcing things I’d already learned and felt and experienced on previous trips. I spent more time with old friends instead of meeting so many new people. I spent a lot of time revisiting my favorite places instead of everything being brand new. And I didn’t change my routine quite as much as I have in the past. I was working pretty much full-time for my day job and on the internet a lot, so as they say, “wherever you go, there you are.” I guess I brought myself with me, and back home again.
And now for something new: I want to write a little bit about creative inspiration today. Why? Because that’s what my Europe travels are all about (well at least partly about!). Three posts coming in the next days:
- Creative Travel Highlights
- Creative Awakenings
- John Lennon (& The Beatles)