Hello and welcome to my little online corner!
Sharing little anecdotes and tips about places I have been to -the good, the bad and the ugly- has long been something I enjoyed doing. So about 5 years ago, I started this blog (then on another platform) to start doing exactly that.
However, I soon realised it’s actually not so easy to travel and then come home to sort through pictures and write about it in detail, with a full-time job and consequently somewhat packed weekends. Things got in the way and my blog (I use the term very vaguely here) turned into a dumping ground of half-baked posts (I say posts, I mean bullet points and pins). Ever the perfectionist, I didn’t want to publish anything until it was just right, with all the perfect pictures and every thought exactly as it crossed my mind when I was in the said spot. Soon I was paralysed by the amount of backlog I had and I dropped it altogether. I simply quit.
Then came COVID. Initially, I rode it out like most people, drinking and abusing Netflix. And then the lockdown was lifted, and we started eating out again. It felt like things were going back to normal. And then bam, another lockdown, Christmas cancelled, a new strain, you know the spiel!
That’s when I said to myself: OK, if there is ever a time to do it, then it’s now! No more excuses! And so it began… I thought that being at home all the time would make this 10 times easier, but that’s simply not true, is it? It was actually quite surprising to notice how little time we have for ourselves, I mean, purely for ourselves to do something that is just ours. The work still being a constant in my life (now more than ever, with very little distinction between workspace and office space – which I’m sure a lot of you can relate to), and with various obligations around the house, I found I still didn’t have nearly enough time to do everything I ever wanted for this blog. But still, little by little, rather miraculously even, drafts of mere bullet points started turning into published posts.
Now, I have to be honest with you, I still have years’ worth of stuff to go through and write about (which I aim to backfill gradually), so, yes, in terms of what I intended this spot to be, it’s incomplete. But what a recent loss in the family has taught me is that in life, while there might be things undone –incomplete-, that doesn’t mean the journey itself was imperfect.
So, here I am, no longer tapping away on my keyboard in hiding, working on an offline website that nobody will ever see. With this post, friends, I hit play. I am in. And I would love it if you joined me too. Take a look around, see what it is like, let me know what you think -the good, the bad and the ugly- and most importantly, if you have anything that is just sitting on your bench, table, in the corners of your mind, just go ahead and do it… We can keep each other company in our new perfect incomplete journeys!
Lots of love,
Dedicated to my kind, wonderful grandad who has always been on our corner, supporting whatever it is that we say we want to do, even if he didn’t quite know what it meant. I hope you’re in peace where you are… Loving and missing you terribly.