My friend Jules (the one that was going to go to Ingrid Michaelson with me) and I were talking at work about my trip and I mentioned that I was excited, but sometimes I think it'd be so nice to go on vacation by myself and just stay in a cabin for the week and work on my blog, and read, and just drink coffee, and take walks. She thought that sounded like a great idea and I think our personalities would mesh where we could go and each work on our own projects and then just cook dinner and talk about what we accomplished during the day, and any epiphanies we had. You know, no expectations about what you have to do, and being responsible for your own day, but still have that friendship there where you can have a deep conversation about what you're thinking.
Then I thought, wouldn't it be awesome to rent a house and have an all blogger independent conference? How cool would that be? I found a place that would be perfect! There's enough room you could spread out, but still be together, full kitchen, laundry and you can rent it for a full week for $500 to $800 (depending on the season), plus food, divide that by 3 to 6 people, and it could be a pretty reasonable getaway. Or even if it was only for a few days. I don't know. But thinking about that much creativity in one place makes me feel super warm and fuzzy. If any female bloggers/ writers/ creatives are interested in thinking about a trek to the middle of no where, let me know we could have all winter to ponder it.
But seriously, it's Musical Monday so let's get to the music! My friend Chris, the one who's the massage therapist, was the person who first introduced me to Damien Rice's music. And I was pretty much smitten. Once I heard Live at Union Chapel, it was a done deal. It's been a while sense he came out with anything new so when his new single popped up in my Facebook feed, I was keen to hear what he's been working on. "I Don't Want to Change You" sounds like classic Damien. It's soft, and slightly melancholic, definitely autumn music. As one commenter put it last week, autumn music should be "something I wouldn't mind having a cup of cocoa with" and I think this song fits the bill.
And it's Musical Monday so be sure to check out what everyone else is listening to. We all link up over at My So Called Chaos.