28 Oct, 23

It's been a while since I last poured my thoughts into this diary, and it's not because nothing interesting has been happening. Quite the opposite, actually. Lately, I've found myself buried in work, spending way too much time in front of screens. So, I've made a conscious effort to detach from my devices and embrace some mini projects.

I've even toyed with the idea of going analog, but that seems a bit more challenging. After all, my phone is always within reach, while my notebook often escapes my memory.

My favorite pastime now is exploring the city around me. I set a destination and try to reach it without relying on maps, honing my orientation skills.

I've also been reconnecting with people I haven't seen in a long time, although, for me, "going out with friends every evening" is more like a once-a-week occurrence.

On a less positive note, I've started drinking alcohol again, and it's something I'm not particularly happy about. It's a reminder to be more vigilant in taking care of myself. I've also fallen out of my regular cooking routine, which is another aspect I need to rectify.

In all of this, I've gained a newfound admiration for my mother. She used to juggle multiple roles – going to work, supporting the family, and taking care of us when we were younger. It's a stark contrast to my own struggle to manage my life, even with just an 8-hour workday.

My living space is slowly transforming into a more comfortable and habitable environment, which brings me immense satisfaction. I'm trying to stay healthy through diet, yoga, meditation, and physical training, but it's definitely not a walk in the park.

take care 🌱