Coming up, I have twelve days off of work. It’s unreal to think about. I mean, no other break compares to this one; here we have total immersion in relaxation and being oneself again, not just our work-selves. Every so often we forget about what it’s like to be our real selves, the selves that exist outside of our 9-5 jobs. When we’re working, we sometimes lose sight of that identity that exists inside us and doesn’t necessarily enjoy its work. I think the selves that exist outside of our routines are interesting to think about, even though our routines in some ways define us.
When this blog post goes up, though, I’ll be a considerable way through the break, and you won’t have to worry about me bragging about its length for that much longer. I’m really just excited that I have the chance to relax for an extended period of time again. I don’t totally know what I’ll be doing during this time, probably trying to come up with blog posts throughout the many free days I have, which leads me to thinking about this blog a bit more at length.
Since I started this blog, I’ve gotten a job, I’ve been on summer break without pay, and I’ve restarted the job again with a new school year. It’s been a journey so far, and I can’t say I’ve abandoned this blog throughout the whole journey. I like to make sure I stick with something, anything, regardless of what it is, because I want to have some kind of self-assurance and repetition in my life. When I log onto Pocket Camp in the morning, it feels like completing a step of my morning ritual or routine. The same goes for this blog, as it’s a type of habit I’ve cultivated over 412 days so far.