I've checked in on things twice. We wound up not spending the money for service on the ship. I found myself not particularly unhappy with that in the end. I wanted internet but not the Eve drama that woukd have come with it. It seems that stuff has happened over the last week that made me happy to have a bit of distance from the game. This was my first away from Eve vacation since I started the CSM.
Time and distance both bring perspectives. I didn't write much about the game. I instead observed my surroundings and came up with a colossal amount to chew over in the next few weeks. The part I did think about was the people. I spent a bit of my time discussing people and their motivations with my husband. We have very different views of people. It made for some interesting discussions. I need to talk to him more about these types of things.
Also with distance comes some healing. I took some deep breaths I did not know that i hadn't been takening. Developed some scar tissue over some parts. Maybe I will be a bit tougher having been able to step back. I was getting very worn.
People are fascinating if exhausting. Watching the people on the cruise ship from the first day to the last was an interesting look into moods and behaviors depending on enviorment. Eve is its own enviorment. A virtual world with the same reality as the week on a curise ship. It is a place that you can be something you might never ben normally. A place to try things out or just be yourself.
It has been an interesting week of thinking and perspectives. But, now I'm back.