-Kate McCahill, in her essay on The Millions, You’ll Never Walk Alone: On Traveling the Worth with Books
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”
-’Are You As Busy As You Think?’; Laura Vanderkam
-Thea Goodman “Art Lovers” http://therumpus.net/2014/01/the-sunday-rumpus-essay-art-lovers/
It’s been forever. Too long. Insert radio silence. Since my switch from freelancing to full time work, I’ve had hardly any time for my craft, but in the next few months, things will change. My office is moving much closer to my flat, so I’m hoping to take advantage of that extra time and get some writing done. I have a half-finished book languishing away on my laptop, making me feel like a negligent mother.
But before the move happens, there’s some travel in store for me: I just came back from Cape Town, and I’m soon headed for Miami and the south of France.
I don’t have my writing, but I do have my travel (even if it’s for work), so all is not lost.
Stay tuned. More is sure to come.
(Yes, I know it’s Wednesday <insert shame face emoji here>)
This morning, some stunning photos popped up on my facebook feed: glacial blues and jagged mountains. Nature being all raw and silencing. I immediately emailed the friend who posted them and she said the photos were from a recent trip to Parque Torres Del Paine, Chile. We need to go. Immediately. May I present you with the following case:
First there’s this:
And then this:
Followed by this (where we will clearly be staying):
And concluding with this:
Case closed and the verdict is in: We’re going.