Today I spent the entire day drinking coffee and writing in my notebook at a little cafe next to Boudhanath Stupa (sadly damaged by the earthquake last year). Give anyone enough time in their own head and they are bound to start thinking about all sorts. For me, today was about stopping to reflect about my life, this blog, and my relationships with others.
I don’t have any big insights to my personal life to share with you all just now, but spending my time here today really made me see the value in pausing to rethink things. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in our lives or projects and become very single minded about things. We drop into the same thought patterns and ways of approaching our problems. Often the help of a friend can jolt you out of that when they offer an alternative perspective on something, or show a blindspot in your thinking. Communicating with my friends has become a rare commodity in my life in Nepal due to the time differences with those back home, so I have only myself to turn to to try to crack writers block or a lack of motivation.
It’s extremely important to stop in life and dedicate a specific period of time to writing down how you feel about things, or how you plan to approach a new problem. Brainstorming or just free writing your thoughts on to a page can be a very useful tool for doing this. This may sound obvious (and it is) but in a time when we get less and less time for introspection, it’s so easy to fall into a routine and we stop questioning our assumptions about things.
Thanks to my time spent here today, I have finally cracked some pretty huge problems in relation to my blog and other projects I have in the pipeline. I don’t have much more to add, and I apologise this post might not be particularly substantive, but I just wanted to share with you all what I’m going through right now – and hopefully get you as excited as I am! Consider me reinvigorated and refreshed! I hope to provide you with high quality content over the next few months and years with a new perspective on the blog and a fresh attitude.
Thanks for sticking with me, my very humble fan base. I know there are only maybe two or three people who actively read this blog (other than friends in real life), and even that means so much. It gives me the will to keep going so thank you! See you on Saturday, have a good week. 🙂