This month I’ve decided I’m celebrating 10 years of consistent blogging which coincides with how many years I’ve lived abroad. Technically, I should have made a fuss in late August, but like so many milestones, I forgot.
My first post was called Ground Control. I reflect on how often I have to look at the ground to see where I’m stepping. Previously, I had taken for granted relatively smooth sidewalks, free of geological and man-made hazards both large and small. When you do as much walking as I do, it was bound to be both an observation and a culture shock.
Another turning point this month was changing my diet (and right before the holidays!) mainly due to health reasons. I get into it a bit more in my newsletter (which compliments my life of solitude, and my desire to feel connected). Also, I’ve been getting into Stoic philosophy (see newsletter link), but it turns out that I am already part Stoic because I have been practicing some of the mental exercises (like putting yourself in another’s shoes) for decades now.
Looking back, it’s been a month of important changes. Ones that came from my own choosing (YES!), and ones that I hope will have a long lasting and positive impact on my well-being (aka sanity).
This month’s photos come from Sri Muang Park. Since we were there during off-peak hours there was a lot of maintenance going on, but the magic (at least for us) happened once we took a turn around the basketball courts. Enjoy, and for my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving.
How was your November?