It's almost time for my annual mini vacation to Adepticon! I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to some time off. Audits, exams, papers- I'm just brain-drained. Two days of work left until I am vacation-bound. I already have vacation-itis.
But, as you can imagine, I'm not going to have much time for R&R. I'm taking twelve hobby seminars so... who needs rest when there are minis to ogle? I'm also going as part of the Geek Nation Tours crowd this year. I am really excited about what they have in store for us. Some of the things on our itinerary are quite tantalizing.
A few of the classes I'm signed up for include wet blending, Blood, Puss,Guts, and Gore (very excited about this one), and painting hair. I'm going to be extra prepared this year, bringing all the little things I forgot last year (like my good brushes) and a few things I didn't have- like a lamp. I had some down time I wanted to spend painting, but had no good lighting. I bought a portable lamp, so problem solved.
I'm honestly not sure if I'm more excited about the event or just the time away from work/school. I've been burning the candle at both ends for 8 months now, and it's starting to wear me out. Grad school is far more time consuming than I thought it would be. But, it'll be over 3 short months from now. If I keep telling myself it's short, maybe it'll start to feel true.
On the plus side, at the conclusion of my graduate program, we're going on a class trip to Ireland for some "global perspective". Whatever, a mostly free trip is a mostly free trip! I'll be in Ireland at the end of June and then I'll be heading over to England in early July. I will absolutely be making a stop at Warhammer World while I am in the neighborhood. Honestly, that's what I'm looking forward to most about the trip. That and an excursion to the Jameson distillery to forget everything I spent the last year learning about accounting.