Well, I am off to work on this: http://www.theopedproject.org/ and I am excited and nervous and worried and tired before I even start.
I will be gone for 5 nights and 6 days. There will be no one's food, underwear, health, or social issues that I will have to consider except for my own. I will be on Madeline Island and even if it is a terrible experience, it will be terrible in a beautiful place. And I will have hours to write. I will surely reflect upon on how wonderful my family is and this is always easier to do when they aren't around. Absence and all that, right?
I am sure I will walk like a pack mule for at least 2 days before I realize I am not carrying anything but my own stuff. I will look furtively over my shoulder for on-coming traffic even when there isn't any, and I will work to not bark out, "Manners! Use your manners!" if some of my peers aren't so genial as to do so.
I have to be honest. It feels a bit creepy and a whole lot selfish to take this trip.
But not enough to cancel.