Where the heck have I been?
Following the BDR, I let myself unravel a bit. I normally live a very structured life, with certain days for certain chores or workouts, and fitting EVE in whenever there's a hole. After months (years?) of this cycle, it was time for a pause. I didn't do it intentionally, but it's been a month already. I haven't been on the bike since BDR, haven't been to a gym, and haven't been booting the PC as regularly.
What online time I've been consuming has generally been in Overwatch. Which is a fun and meaningless time consumer. But even then, I think I went 5 nights last week without any time on the home PC. My infatuation with Overwatch has been sated, and I think the headaches I've had recently are related.
The time away from my (ab)normal routine has been welcome, and I don't think I'll return to it completely. It has been nice to be a normal guy for a few weeks without the pull from either the online world or the bike seat. So, this is how the muggles live?
This isn't my first time through a sprint-and-coast cycle, and won't be the last. Experience has shown that there's no cause for alarm. It's just time to relax a bit, take stock of things, pick new goals, and set out again.
As always, there are things to do in EVE that I could tackle, space to explore, and resources to collect. But while the weather stays mild and bug free, it's going to be nicer to spend time on the deck in the evenings and soak in a little bit of 'normal.'