After an amazing week of more or less non-blogging due to more important events - you'll hear all about it tomorrow and the next day and the next day (I've got weeks worth of blog material now...) - I find that I have learned a few things:
1) I missed the routine. The regularity of writing a little every day (which I incidentally still did, but mostly longhand - spent a while searching all the bookshops in both DC and Boston trying to find the "perfect" notebook) really has become something I can do, want to do and intend to continue. I also missed the blogging "community", which means that in the future I will strive to plan ahead and blog also while away.
2) It felt good to be away. (I know, Queen of Contradictions...) But the reason it felt good to be away was a) that at this point it is nice to have confirmation that I am not as addicted to my online time as I think I am, and b) because of the lessons learned (jump back to 1 if you missed this point).
3) There are people out there more random than me. I strive to make it otherwise. (You know who you are, "Socks"...)
4) Finally, there is no point in trying to make sense in a blog when you have just crossed 9 states. Write some rubbish, post up a cartoon, and pretend it's a real post. Save the good stuff for later.