Returning from an international trip always feels a bit like diving into a bodyof water, resurfacing in a different place. There is a planned location for arrival back to shore, and plans about what will happen upon arrival, but plans can go awry.
Resurfacing from my China/Taiwan trip did not go as planned. My to do lists and scheduled commitments upon arrival to the home shore had to be forgotten. My body decided, after several months of non-stop go-go-go, not to mention exposure to foreign bugs and a 16 hour time change, that it was time for a break. So I spent much of the last week in bed, and the rest of the time paring down to the minimum required. I didn’t have energy for more.
Now I’ve washed up on shore, a bit battered by the waves, in a different time and place than anticipated. I’m catching my breath, laying here on the beach, trying to decide if I want to pick back up with the plans I had or if I will plot a new course. To be honest, a new course, with an easier route, appeals to me right now. I might just take a little break here for the moment.
So I’m not sure how much I’ll be around the blog for the next few weeks. I’m playing it by ear, letting my body and my energy rejuvenate, spending time with my family over the holidays, and opening myself up to what might come next.
If I’m not back here in the next week or so, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. I hope you take the time to create some meaningful memories and heartfelt art as well. That’s where my focus will be.