I think this is something I’ve gotten better at over the years.
Still there’s always room for improvement.
The most difficult emotion I think I still struggle with, is guilt.
I feel guilty for saying no sometimes.
I feel guilty for pushing some people away, even when I know they’re not the most healthy company to keep.
I feel guilty for making time for myself because it feels selfish on some levels.
But I accept that it is work in progress, and that learning to set healthy and balanced boundaries will always be something worth getting better at.
Just one of many much needed ones.
A friend and I were talking the other day about how, as introverts and sensitives, we really need our quiet and alone time, but even then we have a threshold. Try going a week or more without meetups with close friends or without any meaningful human interaction, and even the most introverted person I know would start looking through their whatsapp chats to see which friend they can ask out.
So as I post this and think about how much I need and love the solitude in my life, I am also fully appreciative and thankful for the people who make my life this much more meaningful.
From our Airbnb to the hills of CingJing. Taken with a fujifilm disposable camera.
Megane = Spectacles.
I managed to squeeze in travelling from Taichung to Taipei and some cafe time before I had to be at the airport. Yay to later flights.
It was so peaceful and comforting to be there, I didn’t want to leave.
And now my official favourite cafe is a 4-hour flight away…
One of the joys of travelling, and especially travelling solo, is being open to unexpected changes to your plans.
I met a cat in a stationery shop.
I looked for “Hidden Lane Cafe” and ended up in a different “Hidden Lane”, but still enjoyed my time exploring the area nonetheless, and ended up getting a nice gift for a friend at one of the nearby shops.
It all works out. Eventually.
It was Day 8 of the trip. Back to cafe hopping in Taichung city.
“Big things often happen in the little moments” – such a calligraphy-worthy quote!
Following CingJing, it was Sun Moon Lake. I would have liked to spend a longer time here, longer than just 2 too-short hours! Did not manage to complete all ferry stops.