A Retreat To Normalcy

Hello Flat Tire

After any long travel, my body always reminds me how important rest is. Correspondingly, I never seem to listen. Even though I arrived back from Cape Town only last Tuesday, I’ve felt this urge to be productive, go to the gym, attend yoga courses, meet new people, and do all of the things. And if I’m being honest, I’m exhausted. Granted, I had my week of doing practically nothing to prepare me for this surge back into reality. Yet it was not enough. Perhaps I should have done more than sleep 6 hours a night this week…. Perhaps.

Apologies, first of all, for not being exceptionally up to speed on my blog posts. I haven’t been cooking anything particularly exciting – nor have I been reading things to completion. I started The Devil’s Teardrop by Jeffrey Deaver and so far – I’m a huge fan. It’s just a matter of sitting down and actually finishing reading the book before Tuesday. Did I mention Jim gave it to me? There’s… motivation in that, I won’t lie. In other less productive news, I’m all up to date with League of Legends (TV). Even though I don’t think the show is particularly good, somehow the characters caught me and I couldn’t stop watching, to the detriment of 2 seasons. Thankfully that’s over.

For Sub-Stances, I wrote a nice piece about South African Factoids this week – I encourage you to check it out. It’s a quick listicle, but it was fun to research and read. What else have I been up to? If I’m being honest, it’s been a lot of planning. Vacation and taking holiday is always fun, but it seems to always inspire me to get my life back on track upon my return. I keep looking for new workouts and new healthy eating plans, not because I think I’m hugely out of shape – but because I want to jump back into being the healthiest version of myself. Maybe that has to do with being in a relationship? Maybe not.

I’m actually headed to yoga class quite soon so I’ll make this post short. It’s still steaming hot in the Hague and a large part of me wants to head back to South Africa on the next flight and never return. Thankfully I’m a bit more rational than that so I’ll stay here, keep working to fight crime (all that rot), and try to be the best version of myself. How were your weeks? Let me know if the comments!

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