Behold, a moment of epiphany.
Not long after the last Girl Camping blog post, in July, I celebrated a milestone birthday by throwing a 4-day party for friends who brought their trailers. There I am, Girl Camping Girl, with just one of many wonderful gifts from the guests. It was the kickoff of a grander-than-grand time had by all.
In fact, there was a point at which I was so swept away and laughing so hard that I simply could not tear myself away to fetch my own camera and record the scene, for sharing later.
That's when it hit me. Camping is about being in the moment. It's a real-time activity, undertaken in large part for creation of R&R--not for doing more of the same that you do every day. I happen to 'create content,' as they put it now in media, for a living. Why was I even thinking of leaving the first-person fun in order to step back behind the wall of professional observer?
So I created my own gift for myself, right then and there, with a decision to stop blogging for a while, and do just go camping instead.
Everything has its seasons, and I've just had a dormant but rewarding one as among the blogging unfaithful. Seasons do change, though, and the Girl Camping porch light is back on. So, thanks for your patience, and see you again real soon.