I write as I sit at the airport, awaiting my flight for Milwaukee that leaves in an hour. I’ll actually be on vacation for nearly two weeks. I am really looking forward to this one.
I’ve been working super hard and it’s been a great year so far, but as I revealed to my peers and my director in my acting class last night, I’m feeling kind of “beat”. So much so that I’ve been feeling like some kind of cold or allergy is trying to hunt me down, because I’m feeling rather run down. So much so that my back has been in spasms, screaming for me to slow down. This year has had tons of work-hours, and weekends. I was jubilant yesterday after finishing a 10 course e-learning program that took two months to complete.
So, it’s the middle of the year. And it’s a great time to take off for a while. I’m going back to the “Mother Country”. My “home” is Wisconsin, where we own a second home, and where old friends and family remain. I couldn’t convince any of them to move to California.
Yup, Wisconsin in summer is one of the best places on earth. Sitting down at the lakeshore after a day of swimming, skiing, hiking, a canoe ride, cranking up some tunes and having a barbeque and bonfire. Perhaps also enjoying a glass of Milwaukee’s finest and hanging out until after dark (at 9:30PM), or until the mosquitoes bother us too much.
Maybe I’ll read, or play some golf. And partake of the four food-groups there: Your sausages, your sweets, your cheeses, and your beers. Ha! Of yes, and don’t forget the Friday Fish-fry.
Frozen custard from the Kiltie drive in is to die for! Think that’s exactly where we’ll go tonight for din-din.
Yes, I’ve packed my laptop and my portable booth, but for the most part I’m checking out for a while, and will continue to work on my craft in other, quieter, and subtle ways.
Taking vacation is a necessary thing to do. I’m grateful I can do it. And I look forward to my return in a couple of weeks, but for now, I’ll enjoy the moments and the opportunitiies to relax.
I know I know. You can take the girl outta Wisconsin, but you can’t take Wisconsin out of the girl.