Writing for the sake of writing

My baby is asleep. I’ve had breakfast. I’ve done the housework. I even had the opportunity to sit in the sun and finish the book I was reading whilst Leo played in her baby gym. Life feels good. Later I’m going to practice yoga, eat lunch and go for a walk on the beach. But right now I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee and a sense that I should “do something”, you know “be productive”. WHY? Why do I have to feel that way? If I sat down on the sofa and scrolled through instagram and facebook, I … Continue reading Writing for the sake of writing

Thinking in text

It’s been almost a year since I last wrote on here. And what a year! I am now a mother. Which is mind-blowing, I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. It has been, without a doubt, the most challenging adventure I have ever been on. But it is also the most amazing experience. Obviously. People keep asking me about my book. The book I started writing two years ago. The book that is still nowhere near finished. I don’t know anymore if I will ever finish it. There has been so much else going on; being pregnant, working, traveling, … Continue reading Thinking in text

Some (extremely unimportant) things to think about at 2 am…

2 am and sleep feels forever away. It was the same a couple of nights ago. I was twisting and turning and finally got up around 5 am. Which led me to nap in the afternoon the day after, get energy and stay up late, and be tired the day after that, nap in the afternoon, and now I cant go to sleep. Conclusion; too much napping! Some of the random things that can pop in to your head when you can’t sleep: …breakfast was pretty good this morning, and the doughnuts in the afternoon were really good, mmm, doughnuts… …I miss … Continue reading Some (extremely unimportant) things to think about at 2 am…

Monday meditation

Monday. The day of fresh starts, new beginnings, turning the page and getting back on track. My “gratitude week” last week didn’t go as planned. Like, at all. I did write in my gratitude journal. Twice. And I didn’t pick up the book I had planned on reading once. I updated the blog only once (instead of the 3-4 times I was aiming for) I found myself making up excuses; “well, I did work long hours on the weekend, and I wasn’t at home much”, but, as the saying goes: “if you want to do something, you find a way, … Continue reading Monday meditation

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough”

How did my first “weekly project” go? Well! It started out great, like most new projects do, with me full of motivation and ready to go. I was still in Ubud and took classes at the Yoga Barn, two on Monday and two on Tuesday. Strong start! (And exhausting, 3 hours of yoga a day was, hard. But amazing!) From there it started to go downhill. I was losing momentum, or something. Wednesday I was supposed to fly to Australia, and I got up to practice in my room before heading to the airport. My plan the evening before was … Continue reading “Gratitude turns what we have into enough”