Some Thoughts (Vacation)
Well, my vacation (oh, sweet vacation, how I’ve loved you) is almost over. I’m actually really sad. It’s been so very nice to not have to do anything, not have to drive all over creation for jobs #2 and #3, not have to keep track of too many things and too many worries. I know my life is pretty easy compared to lots of people, but it’s been a rough go for a bit and I really needed the break.
Mostly what I’ve done the past week or so, is rest. A little bit of exercise, a little bit of creativity, a little bit of cooking. Lots of sleeping in, as long as I possibly can. Lots of reading, but not even a very concentrated effort there — lots of magazine flipping and newspaper browsing. Lots of half-hearted movie-watching as I flipped through catalogs.
I’ve been wondering how to keep this nice state of relaxation. I think it boils down to three things:
We also talked a lot about the next two years. I keep wondering if I should go back to school (my perpetual question). Since I really, really, really can’t make up my mind, I think I will take that as a “not yet” and instead focus on art some more. I really want to have my own show next fall. I’d like to get involved some kind of creative community. And we want to find a spiritual community.
I have no idea where to look for a creative community. I have this idea that I’d like to work on a group project of some kind. So I’m going to look around and see what I can come up with. Lots of art stuff happening in the East Bay these days so I should come up with something.
And we’ve found four churches we’d like to scope out. A Unitarian, a Congregational, an Episcopal, and a Catholic. I think we’re going to try the Unitarian church next week since their second worship starts at 11:30 (Terri absolutely needs to sleep as much as possible, so a late start is kind of a plus). I think I’m kind of a Unitarian kind of a gal, but we’ll see how we like it.