I am way too good at vacations. I honestly think it could be a bit of a problem, because the whole resume-normal-life thing definitely feels a bit like pushing a shopping cart over loose gravel to me.
Perhaps it’s the withdrawal from queso, tinto, and delicious Iberico jamon…. or it could just be that Americans live in a downright insane fashion – binging on life’s pleasures one week or night at a time rather than taking the time to breathe, have a glass of wine, and catch up with friends over lunch every day. I consider myself to be fairly well-traveled at this point in my life, having spent significant time in other countries, and coming back NEVER gets easier.
That little rant aside, I am so happy I live in New York. What a glorious city to return to and with such a fantastic home, boyfriend and friends. All things considered, life is bueno. And my oh my, how I missed reading others’ blogs and writing my own. It was great to unplug for a bit, but I truly missed reading and writing about all the creative ideas out there in the universe.
Speaking of, I just came across this great new collection of illustrated maps from artist, Lena Corwin. She has been drawing maps for the past seven years, and finally compiled them into a published book which became available earlier this month.
This might be the perfect antidote to my post-vacation blues.
Ft. Greene by Lena Corwin
Melbourne by Lena Corwin
Stockholm by Lena Corwin