Journals from Ecuador and thoughts from an inside-out month

I’m writing this at 10pm on a Thursday night having just eaten 3 packets of crisps with a glass of wine. Because time doesn’t exist anymore, and clearly, neither do social norms. This month started with intense anxiety about travelling that seemed all-consuming at the time – to the point of literally crying at workContinue reading “Journals from Ecuador and thoughts from an inside-out month”

A bit of introspection

As we were pulling weeds as part of our volunteer work this morning, Abe and I agreed that after only 24 hours on San Cristobal island, we love the place. He doesn’t think two weeks here will be enough. I reminded him that I only have one, and then we started planning how to maximiseContinue reading “A bit of introspection”

Thoughts ~ The daily grind

Your phone blares at the crack of dawn, repeating its call periodically after every hit of the “snooze” button. You haul yourself up, stumble into some clothes, cram down some toast and rush to the bus/car/train, sit in traffic or a crowded carriage for an hour, run into the office and get to work. RepeatContinue reading “Thoughts ~ The daily grind”

Thoughts ~ slowing down

Make days off count. Pamper yourself. Learn to do nothing. Then learn to do nothing without feeling guilt. Then learn to schedule time for doing nothing. Listen to your body; it knows you best. There are times to override the urge to snooze, and there are times to skip the gym + sleep more. LearnContinue reading “Thoughts ~ slowing down”

Thoughts ~ friends going to uni

I’m very secure in my decision to take a gap year, and have been for about a year and a half. Even if I wasn’t, I know my friends and parents would be on hand to gently remind me how badly I needed a break back during the thick of it from Christmas until exams.Continue reading “Thoughts ~ friends going to uni”

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