Yep. I took off a little more time than I originally planned, but I think it was worth it.
It was an interesting vacation. My original plans fell through (seriously, this always happens, why do I ever bother planning anything?) but there was an unexpected silver lining to it all. On one hand I feel like it was a waste of a vacation since I don't feel any more rested or refreshed than I did before I left and I didn't end up going where I wanted to go, but on the other hand, the time off seemed to flip some sort of switch in my brain that turned my creativity back on.
I've been writing purely for my own enjoyment, working on some old projects that have been gathering dust for years, learning to play a couple instruments I've never tried playing before, creating and imagining, and I've even scratched a few things off my bucket list.
Want to hear something else crazy about my vacation? I didn't wear nail polish for almost two weeks straight! I know! It wasn't intentional. I started off with an awesome Color Club glitter on my nails, but that chipped off on the second day. I put on another glitter which also chipped, and after that my nails stayed naked because I was just too absorbed with other activities to pick out another color.
So, yeah, I guess it was nice to take an extended amount of time off from my usual routine even if things didn't go as planned. The creative mental shift was both unexpected and very welcome. We'll see how long it lasts.
But, now I'm rambling. No one wants to read that. So.... here's this picture I took of a duck scratching itself.
I didn't work on any blog stuff at all during my break so I'm way behind on swatches. I might just do a few posts with either just photos or photos plus very, very brief reviews so I can catch up. And it goes without saying that my inbox is completely insane right now (even more than usual), so if you emailed me something urgent while I was gone, you might want to re-send it because I haven't been monitoring my inbox. Sorry about that :(