Frankly, I’m not much of a Francophile, but there is one French custom that has a certain appeal to me: the month-long August vacation.
I like blogging and I’ve had more fun and gotten a lot more satisfaction from doing this than I ever expected when I started nearly 18 months ago. Therefore I’m not planning on quitting anytime soon. I am, however, going to take the rest of this month off to try and remember what I did with all my free time before I started blogging.
I’ve got some chewy books I’ve been wanting to read, a couple of new Xbox games I’ve barely touched, a fantasy football campaign to plot and a desire to spend some of the remaining summer evenings out of my basement. There’s also an element of personal development to this exercise: I want to see if I can get through a day without looking at it as blog-fodder; I want to see if I can get to bed earlier at night; and I want to see if I really can stop, anytime I want to.
That doesn’t mean “The Night Writer” is going dark the next few weeks, however. The Mall Diva and Tiger Lilly can post anytime, and I’m pretty sure there’ll be more updates leading to MD’s big golden birthday bash (not to mention the big unveil she’s been promising of her birthday dress). Furthermore, I may pop in if something timely comes up or occurs to me that I can’t let pass without comment.
I’ll be back the week after Labor Day, and I hope you will be, too.