I’m just returning from a 10 day break away from the internet. This was sort of unintended but it turned out to be a welcome rest – there is life away from the web. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago ( see here) I devote up to fourteen hours a day stuck in front of the computer screen so this sudden change was actually a shock to the system. I spent a bit of time worried about unanswered emails and unanswered comments on my website; on the whole though, it was great to have some time away from the computer and I would recommend it to others who are slaves to the web.
The main reason for my recent break was that my mother is visiting Thailand and so we did a bit of travelling along the coast. I had intended to write a few posts on the road but just never got around to it. I’ve been overworking for a long time now, and once I stopped it was hard to get going again. I had intended to be back online last Friday, but I picked up some type of stomach bug that put me on my back for the weekend; the sickest I’ve felt in years. I’m on the mend now though and so today it is back to normality.
Although this holiday away from the internet has been good for me I also missed my routine. I’m once again finding that writing is not just something I do to make a living, but it is also something that I miss when I’m not doing it. Relaxing on holiday is nice, but I wouldn’t like to do it all the time.