Living in the suburbs without a vehicle can be very difficult especially if you need to run errands. My car has been with my mechanic for the past couple of days and if anyone knows how it feels like to be without the luxury of a vehicle, walking to your destination tests a person’s patience.
I’ve discovered that the time I spend walking to my destination has given me some time of reflection. I think about what my next blog post would be or what direction I want my food blog to be about.
Then I realized that my recent traveling methods is no different than how I write my next food blog post. Walking is a slower place to reach my destination much like writing with a pen and paper. I have more time to think. I see more with my own eyes rather than looking at my phone all the time. I talk more with the people around me. Driving gets me to my destination quicker but I think less and I only see what’s ahead of me rather than being aware of what’s around me. Sometimes I talk less because I’m looking at the road and I’m rushing to reach my destination.
It’s a lesson I have learned that sometimes the slower pace will help me focus not just with blogging but in life in general.
My wife woke up around 2 am this morning. Myself just a couple of hours later.
“This jet lag is getting harder to deal with” I said to her. We laughed a little, shared some posts we saw on Facebook. Talked about what we might do later if we don’t fall asleep.
We decided to grab a little breakfast. As I sat at the table, I watched my wife whip up a cup of coffee for both of us. My favourite beverage of the day. I just sat in my chair watching her, smiling, enjoying the moment. Talking with her, laughing about whatever came across our minds.
It’s the little things that count. A little bit of time with the one I love. Just a little bit of time goes a long way.
Just the other day, I decided to take a break from a long day and look through some of my social media and email accounts. While I was quickly swiping through a few posts and messages I noticed that the email account that handles my blog was flooded with unread emails.
Over 300 unread emails to be precise.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. How could this have happened? I logged into my blog and noticed that the last time I had posted was over 4 months ago. I even checked my online reviews and was surprised with the same result. I looked away from my phone and just stared out the window. I found myself trying to recollect what I have been doing for the past 4 months and piece together why I have neglected my food blog.
It all came down to time. Not enough time (and partly lack of motivation). After a series of family outings and events, holidays, and daily work life pretty much consumed all of my time. It’s hard to say how much of my time was devoted to everything I do on a daily basis, I just know that everything I have done up to now has taken up my time. But I am very happy that my time was spent with family and friends who I care for. At the end of the day, that is what counts the most.
Perhaps I can get to writing one or two reviews/posts per week. For now, I am changing the way how I will post anything into my blog and social media accounts. In the meantime, I’m happy with what I have done and how I will spend my time in the near future.
I hope all of you have spent your time as well as I have.