Fresh air does help.
When you’re feeling like there’s something wrong with you, with your body, with your mood. Fresh air does help.
Currently in land down under, maintaining the balance between planning daily and going with the flow of things.
More stories to come..!
Actually, having embarked on the start of a journey in minimising my things this year, I can really vouch for this.
Of all the things I have given or disposed of since January, not a single item has been sought after, not a single thing missed.
Instead I feel less cluttered, free to do what I’ve always been wanting to do – create more. More art, more music, more me-time.
And having less things around me has actually helped me do more of that.
And the journey continues 🙂
– Kahlil Gibran.
And today will be tomorrow’s.
Does transience render all things meaningless?
I sometimes ask myself that.
But that would be the fatalist way to live, and I’m not inclined to think that way either.
So I make a choice.
I choose to see change and impermanence as pre-requisites for growth, for discovery, for connection. For meaning. Far from meaningless.
And because there are days and moments when it may be harder to remember this choice, to remember that impermanence is not cruel but can be beautiful, that change is not overwhelming but can be growth-inducing – that’s when writing posts like these help.
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.
The solo leg of my trip started. I had never been to Taichung before, and thought this would be a good time as any to do my solo trip.
First cafe in order: Lightbeam. Thank you Google Maps.
Was an hour early. This is what happens when you don’t check your social media before going to a cafe.
I’m glad to say… the time spent there was worth the wait.
Which can be the hardest thing to do, sometimes, but also the most necessary.