It’s Colony Season Again

This summer, for the first time since 2002, I am not going to spend the summer at an artists colony. Why? Because I’m too tired. I know that sounds crazy, but that’s where I am. A couple days ago, someone asked me if I where I was going for spring vacation. I said, “I’m too exhausted to take a vacation!” I am looking forward to spending this summer vegging out in my apartment and going to outdoor concerts. I want to be a little bit free of my work and the deadlines I impose upon myself. I need a little me time that doesn’t involve a word count.
(Even as I type this, I am laughing at myself because I am teaching in three summer programs– VONA, Provincetown, and Pima. But we workaholics have to taper off gradually.)
Anyway, eventhough I am not going to summer at a colony, this is the time of year that bloggers start talking about retreats. So, here is a really good entry from Nova who has gathered quotes from various writers (including me)about thier experiences. And Christine has done a nice overview.
Now, I am going to go back to my favorite leisure activity. Baking cakes while watching Law & Order.
Later, Gators.

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One Response to It’s Colony Season Again

  1. Shelley says:

    I got my MacDowell rejection letter yesterday, most likely will get one from Yaddo this week too, so I expect to be doing the same as you this summer. I agree, though, there’s a lot to be said for a relaxing break at home.