Earning My Ears
- Jan 24, 2018
I went solo for the first time last year, and it was lovely. Like many folks here, I did not have any friends at the time who were up for a trip, but I felt the need to be in a happy place to help put some ghosts of my past behind me. I do graphic design for a living, but my real love is drawing cartoons, so I gave myself a theme that this would be an "Inspiration Vacation". I booked my room at Art of Animation, carried my sketchbook with me everywhere, and made it a point to take my time and relax and draw whenever the spirit moved me. Just sitting around drawing opened up loads of opportunities for conversation! There were group drawing lessons at AoA which were super fun also. I made it a point to chat with every cast member who I came into contact with at AoA in particular (since it was my home base for the trip), and found them all to be delightfully friendly and engaging. I even met the resort managers, and when I explained my "inspiration vacation" idea to them they thought it was a grand idea. I hunted all over the parks for things that would provide artistic inspiration, and focused on those things that made me feel happy and cheerful. I would not hesitate to do it again!