Last week we wrapped up Structure 2012, our fifth annual Internet Infrastructure conference. It is difficult to explain how much work goes into putting together an event like Structure. I work with wonderful people who make it all look easy, but that doesn’t mean I get to take it easy. However, earlier this month I promised to myself that once Structure was over, I was going to take a little break.
Most people would take a break from their jobs and go for a vacation. I am taking a whole different kind of vacation. let’s call it an extreme staycation. Only that I will stay in San Francisco.
Summer is a terrible time to go somewhere. There are too many tourists everywhere. I personally find October and February two of the best months to get away. Anyway I like the weather in San Francisco Bay Area. It is warm and cold at the same time.
The sound of fog horn, great coffee, and walking alongside lapping waves – isn’t that what we do when on vacation. We don’t have any routine. We enjoy the vacation days by living at a languid pace, giving our bodies and minds to slowdown. So that is exactly what I am going to do.
For rest of the summer – well that is up until the first week of September, I am not going to make any plans. No appointments. No planned meetings. No planned trips. I want to wake up every morning and have no routine. Instead, I am going to let serendipity take control of my life. Why? Because I believe that a strict regimen sometimes comes in the way of creative thinking. I need to let my brain breathe and rejuvenate without worrying about deadlines or fretting over news.
Next few weeks are all about words – consuming & creating lots of words.