It's been a week since I got back from Melbourne. The trip made me re-think my priorities in life and I am on a quest to establish a healthier work life balance. I don't want to stay late at the office every day of the working week. I know that writer's block is inevitable, that assignments will pour in, but I will try to finish up stories as quickly (and as creatively as possible). That will be my resolution for the rest of the year. Anu Boleh!
Meanwhile, I must say that the Melbourne trip was fabulous. Coffee was good, company was great and what can I say about the shopping? Fantabulous! I realised that shopping for bargains is as adreline pumping as finishing a story. Yes, I am serious! I shall explain. When I start working on a story, I feel motivated and focused on one thing - an interesting story. When I start shopping (for bargains), I feel pumped and visualise that I will soon be getting the best bargains. If there is a deadline on the story, I will be glued to the chair until I am done with it. Hunger pangs disappear, I feel full and can only think about eating after I am done. Same with shopping. I had a meal at Hungry Jacks at 11am, and I had no thoughts of eating at Bridge Road, Richmond or the city until I got my bargain shopping done. Only when it was all over, was I hungry. In conclusion, the fact that I feel the same way about shopping and writing means that that I do really enjoy my job (and yes, shopping).
Anyways, I digress. I loved the trip. I had fun with my cousins, playing with my nephew Aryan, and had a good time catching up with friends. I totally loved my trips to the city and it was like, so easy and natural for me there.
There was one time that the thought of jumping into Yarra River crossed my mind (there was this extremely 'loving' couple walking in front of me) but then I thought about all those lovely bargains I got and decided it wasn't worth it. Haha. (Good joke eh?) But seriously, there were a few times when I wished I was with someone there. Only because I've been there countless of times on my own, and when there is someone else with u, it becomes a different sorta memory. Plus, it's extremely difficult to take photos of yourself. That would explain the lack of 'me' photos I have taken this time. Credit goes to my friend Emma who took all photos of me, on a cold, cloudy day in Melbourne. Photos are coming up....SOON!