After about 300 days of opening a DAW every single day, I honestly thought that not seeing one for 5 days would make me a happier person, but I don't really think it has. Instead, I can't wait to get back to it all.
Don't get me wrong -- taking time away is a godsend, especially in a beautiful place like East Sussex (which is where I currently am). I am still thinking that tomorrow when I leave the place I will be hit very hard by post-holiday blues. But I sort of can't go away any more (it seems) without experiencing a nagging feeling that I am missing something. It used to be the opposite -- how times have changed!
But one of the things I have been really happy about is that I've managed to do some reading that I don't usually do. This has included Derrida, an introduction to logic, and last but not least, something I am going to share because it's just too good to miss -- a PDF book for musicians about DIY electronics which breaks down basic electronics terms and then guides the reader through projects. Here is the link.