After spending two weeks on the road in a combination of vacation + conference + work trip that went coast to coast, I returned home a week ago, and am very thankful to be back. I loved traveling and writing while traveling was a luxury I hope to repeat, but nothing beats home for me and the routine for myself.
In Korean, there is a phrase "평범한 인생" that loosely translates to something like "simple, ordinary, routine life" and that is the life I lead on the regular. There's not bigger, deeper thought other than this: that I am grateful to be back to my ordinary, simple routine.
In a year, I read somewhere around 100-200 books. I don't have a TV and I use reading as a form of escape, and I especially like reading outside of academia. It also helps with improving my writing :)
When I'm trying to concentrate, I like having background music that's super dramatic. For some reason, instrumental music is instrumental (pun!) in helping me concentrate. Most of the songs are Korean-drama OSTs (original sound tracks), w/ a few classical music scores in the mix!
I don't categorize anything other than my "random round-ups" because it takes too much work (insert laughing emoji).