For a number of reasons, I tend to go on vacation towards the end of October, not least of which being I just want to enjoy the spooks and fun stuff around (and a bit after) Halloween. However, whenever I go on vacation, I never let myself get away from work. The best I can do is to make a rule where I don’t do any writing. Aside from that, my mind is still constantly on my story, sometimes about what comes next and sometimes about what might happen far down the road. I love writing, so I never get too far away from my stories.
I must say, I did have a lot of fun catching up on watching people play horror games (ones I’m too scared to play myself) and things like that. I watched a couple of Ghibli movies, Ponyo and Kiki’s Delivery Service, both of which were a blast to return to after not having seen them for a few years. Ponyo really is a masterpiece of animation, though. You can really see the time and effort that went into the visuals. Kiki’s Delivery Service was more about growing up and dealing with challenges in your life. Both were fantastic.
That’s pretty much it. I was fairly lazy last month, but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s good to do some self care once in a while, as you don’t want to burn out. I hope everyone reading this gets in a good vacation of their own soon, too. Getting back into the swing of things afterwards might be a challenge, though. The first few days back are always tough. That’s what happens when you break your routine.