Hello, how are you? It’s been too long – and it’s entirely my fault. I’m sorry for the long silence. Somewhere in finding my feet in an extremely demanding new job, a bad thing happened. I not only lacked the time to think and write, but I lost my curiosity.
I can’t pinpoint when it happened, but I know I got ground down in daily drudgery and I used up my limited creative energies in work, leaving none for anywhere else. I forgot what it meant to be Starry-Eyed. And how can you write a blog called Starry-Eyed Travels if you have dull, tired eyes and feet that aren’t travelling anywhere?
So, I took the time over Christmas to recharge my batteries and rediscover my natural curiosity. To regain a sense of wonder is surprisingly easy. It only took listening to John Lloyd, the man behind QI, wax lyrical about anything and everything, much like a small child does (What is a leaf? Isn’t it amazing? Just look at it – how did it come into being?) and a few perusals of Rambling Tart – if this blog doesn’t inspire you, nothing will – and I felt like the world had come bursting back into full technicolour, enticing me to experience everything again.
When you’re working long hours, it’s easy to forget about what you love doing and what makes you happy. For me, above all else, I love writing, travelling and photography. There are many other things I like, but I have to remember to make time for those key things. They are not only the lifeblood of this blog, but also my lifeblood.
So, 2013 is going to be a year of a lot more travel. I’m going to get out and explore more, take more photos, write more. I’m also going to do my very best to follow the QI philosophy and find the extraordinary in ordinary things. It’s a simple solution, but it should be an interesting journey. I do hope you’ll join me.
What makes you Starry-Eyed?