I’ve got quite a bit done today – put together a CV, emailed some recruitment people in Perth, Australia (where we are moving to in January 2015 for a while), updated our “Where we’ve been” page to set out our route so far place by place and, of course, I have written this post! So it’s been a busy day on the oul computer that’s for sure, but it’s definitely an unusual day.
Usually I get up, check up my email, Twitter and Google+ accounts and maybe do a little work on whatever long-outstanding feature article I am writing for this blog. I then head out to explore, scuba dive or eat in whatever magical place I happen to be. And most often those typical traveller pastimes take up the majority of the day thereafter, except for maybe a half hour before bed when I’m too exhausted to think, let alone write anything worth reading. That’s my excuse anyway for not keeping this blog fully up to date about our travels and why I will still be writing about this year many months into 2015! But is that a valid excuse, or am I just kidding myself and being a lazy fooker?
In reality I have a good few hours each day when I am just sitting in cafes, in my hostel or hotel room reading or embroiled in some silly “what superhero would I be” quiz on the internet, or just waiting around on buses, boats and in airports. Those are valuable hours when I could be getting more done on this blog for your and ultimately my benefit, as I see this as a kind of scrapbook for my travel memories and so I will finish recording my adventures no matter how long it takes. But I would like it to be sooner rather than later, as I have ideas for other projects that I would like to crack on with!
I have been musing on this today between my long spurts of productivity, while watching the storm pelt against our window in Malacca and thinking why can’t my time on the computer always be as fertile as this afternoon. The conclusion I have come to is that I am being a bit lazy those other times, but that travel blogging isn’t my job and shouldn’t be stressful. I don’t get any money from it and travelling is supposed to be easy times, a life free of deadlines so you can dedicate your time to wandering. So I won’t fret about it and I will do things as they come naturally – hopefully though the end of the year looming over us and the prospect of going back to work in Perth will light a New Year’s rocket up my bottom…stayed tuned to find out.
Sorry for this introspective ramble and as a thank you for reading this far, here are some photos of Singapore and Malacca taken this week…