i figured it out. i have been traveling 5 weeks out of the last 10. a little crazy. i have slept in 8 different beds in something like 17 different towns (not the best recipe for success for an insomniac!) and while i would not want to trade the experience of seeing all these people and amazing places…. there is also something to be said for the routine and stability of being at HOME.
because other than taking a whole lot of pictures, home is primarily where the creative stuff happens. in spite of packing journals, art supplies and well-intentioned lesson plan books, not much of that actually happens on the road. it’s mostly about planning, going places, seeing people and experiencing new things…. which is wonderful. the good stuff of life.
but i need a balance. for me, the time to anticipate before, and process and reflect after, is just as important as the trip itself. in this case, it all happened so fast that there wasn’t quite enough of that. a little of a blur. but it’s ok. i’m home now and soaking it all in.
(these pics were all taken during our 3-day family reunion extravaganza in minden and lake tahoe, nevada…. that was the first part of the latest trip…. more to follow….)