For the past 2 months, all my weekends were spent traveling, except for one when I had a Philippine Embassy event.
Today is a very rare Saturday when I’m staying put in Jakarta, and I’m relishing every single second of it!
I love traveling and I always will, but doing it non-stop for both work and leisure wore me down. I felt tired and consumed, day in and day out.
I’m taking advantage of this weekend to sit back and relax, catch up on my reading and writing.
To slow down. To pause.
I have so much material for the blog, but unfortunately didn’t have enough time, not even to look at my stats. I have been an absolutely horrible blogger as of late!
The good news about it is that while I have been failing as a consistent blogger, I’ve been winning at recovering and living my life. I’m slowly finding my joie de vivre and my groove back.
It’s not a perfect process and I don’t have a bullet-proof solution. It’s a hit and miss, in fact. There were days that I was at a point of exhaustion that I had to bail on dinners and parties with friends, much to their chagrin and much to my social punishment (I have clingy albeit loving friends, which I truly appreciate).
Lesson learned: Balance. Balance is always key to wellness.
It may sound simple, common sensical even, but a lot of us take this for granted. We pack so much stuff in our schedules, in our mind space and in our lives that we forget to breathe.
This weekend is a glorious time to pause. To breathe and to claim my moment of peace.
To the weekend warriors, have a great one. I’m sitting this one down, armed with my Macbook and a cuppa.