When my partner and I went out for a day by the pool/ beach, I brought my laptop with me (working even on vacation mode for the shame of it). And as I started writing for this blog and working freelance for some other writeups, I realized that was not the point of being on an “outing” at all.
There’s a lot that can be said about being present in the moment. It takes mindfulness to be able to recognize that you’re just fooling yourself into thinking you’re on vacation mode. Because you’re not on vacation mode once you start working. So, I closed my laptop and tried to focus on the “here and now.” Everyday, each second that the passes becomes a minute that I can’t take back. So I make the most of it by knowing who and what my priorities are. 🙂
Photographs are great reminders. And because technology today makes it really easy to capture photos and view them on demand, there’s really no reason why we can’t take a million photos if we could. But then there’s also the other side of the photo–the reality–which is even more beautiful than the photo itself.
Has curiosity ever killed anyone? Unfortunately, yes, it killed the cat*. But often, curious people discover many wonderful things that otherwise would not have contributed to the world we’re enjoying today. So, when on an adventure, keep curiosity in tact. It can open up many beautiful memories.
As I’m writing, it’s 14th of October already. It turned out, after our mini-adventure, I got a little bit exhausted and became sick. I couldn’t even concentrate on writing a single word (exaggerating heavily here–you get the point). But that day was so much fun. Even more than what I expected. (Thank you, spontaneity!)
So it is that my supposedly daily writing momentum was stopped due to persistently wanting to be in the moment and physical hindrances. But no excuses and no regrets. I’m getting back to this writing thing even if I skip for a year and come back to write again (lol).
*Don’t worry, the cat was resurrected.