I admit, I’m out of practice and outta shape with the whole work-life balance thing. Not only has getting to the gym suffered completely in the last few months but, I must confess, I’m a recovering workaholic who has completely fallen “off the wagon” and slipped back into bad patterns with the Jakarta project.
As Lady of the Cakes succinctly diagnosed my condition “Bad case of projectitis!” and very aptly prescribed “3 hours of blogging faffery!”
And I couldn’t agree more!
Which is what made my trip to Bangalore such a delightful break from intense non-stop work. I’ll confess, I still did a couple of hours both days, but in a relaxed detached manner. This morning my emails were made from the guest house terrace while leisurely sipping my 2nd morning espresso, listening to the birds chirping, enjoying blue skies and a balmy breeze with feet propped on a stool.
I was also asked about posting more about Jakarta… To be honest I’m quite convinced no one cares about my working all day and night! And while some twists and turns of “THE PROJECT” have absurdly amusing elements of vicarious interest, they are clearly not for public consumption. Sorry folks.
Obviously work isn’t the ONLY thing I’ve done in Jakarta however it is clearly time to:
- Create more opportunities to explore Indonesia beyond what remains an interesting, challenging and (hopefully!) ultimately rewarding project
- Take a moment or two to share some observations and experiences
So I’ve thought of a few Jakarta posts and am making plans public to force myself to write:
- Masks and malls (Oct 27, 2013)
- Friday frivolity (Nov 15, 2013)
- Sidewalk adventures… stumbling to work? (Dec 16, 2013)
- Macet (traffic jams)
- Mini Indonesia
- Solo dinning delights
There is even a ‘glamping’ trip in the works for November so… watch this space!
Ever make a public promise to shame yourself into action?
Glamping princess style…? I can hardly wait!!!
Hehe! Me too! 🙂
Glamping. Makes me think of some Real Housewives episode. Hope you bring the drama 😉
Bien sure! 😉
Faffing and glamping. It’s the all-new relaxed you! 🙂
I’m well into faffing time now and enjoying immensely! Just wish the social goings on didn’t keep interfering – last night was another whisky tasting and tonight is an Oz function. Still all at a more sedate pace now that a large hurdle with the project is with higher powers than I! 🙂
That doesn’t sound like a bad life at all! 🙂 Enjoy the Oz night!
So why was I worried about you getting stuck in traffic jams? Did you even see a road? Or just the sky and the coffee cups?!
Haha! I did have a rather relaxed time… mostly in Cooke Town tho did pop near UBC twice too. Traffic wasn’t bad either trip and even the airport drive was pretty good. The roads however certainly showed wear and tear in parts…
As the Knight said to Indiana Jones…You chose wisely. It was a holiday week in Bangalore, and the traffic was light.
Lucky me! Just like my 1st month in Jakarta during Lebaran when the traffic was minimal. 🙂