Out of the woods, into the convention.
I had an amazing time camping out in the woods with Garth, my wife, and several of our friends. I had adventures I wouldn’t have had anywhere else. I made new friends. I played music in drum circles and became the soundtrack for nights of revelry and dancing. I sang songs around campfires. I bought unique, handmade goods and spices from local vendors. I reconnected with nature and recharged my batteries. And when it was time for us to come home (though Garth and many of them are still out there), I was ready to be back in my house and reunited with my son.
What a great summer vacation it was.
But now it’s time for me to go back to work. This weekend I’ll be returning to Boston Comic Con / FanExpo Boston! I’ll be flying solo for this one, as Garth is still enjoying himself out in the woods. It will just be me and several of our books, so be sure to come by and say “hi” to me! I may tell you detailed stories about my camping adventure, if you’re interested! Mostly I’ll be eager for someone to talk to. Doing shows by myself, even at crowded conventions, can be a lonesome affair. But I had fun at last year’s Boston Comic Con, so whether I’m by myself or I have company, I’ll be happy.
Unplugging from the modern world and escaping into nature is an unrivaled way to rejuvenate your spirit. Whether it’s an intimate trip with family and friends or an outdoor festival, there’s nothing like it. This summer may be almost over(!), but if you can manage a nature getaway next year I highly recommend treating yourself to the experience.