Can you guess which one I read and finished first? 🙂
Things have been really crazy these past few weeks; day job, part-time job, new [small] business venture, new hobbies etc. I used to wish for some more interesting stuff to do on top of my full-time day job, and now that I got them I feel like I’m really exhausted already. I like what I’m doing, it’s just that I’m overdoing it I think. Good thing I’m off to the beach tomorrow for a post birthday celebration, and of course bonding time with a bunch of good friends.
Early this year, I finally decided to start writing my travel memoir in a form of a coffee table book and I planned to finish it before the year ends. Unfortunately, there were so many distractions along the way and I decided to take a break. Well, I hope I can start working on it again by January.
Here are the sample photos that will appear on the book under Mongolia section.
It was such a long and tiring road(less) trip to Gobi desert. We decided to have a quick stop over after traveling (from UB) for about four hours. The Mongolian countryside looks amazing under the bluest sky, with all those green pea-like plants and wild animals all over the place.
Take a really deep breath, concentrate, prioritize and most of all don’t panic… I keep repeating these words to myself these past couple of weeks. With all those things that I want to do,I guess I need more than 30 hours a day.
Just the other day, my passion for bag design all came back to me in an instant, so I ended up rummaging though my boxed stuff to look for that piece of cloth that I bought while traveling a few years back. While thinking of pursuing that [weekend class] bag design course, it suddenly hit me that the book is still and always waiting to be written. With all the busy work schedules these days, I was left with no other better options but to do the writing on weekends since I need extended working hours almost everyday. Not to mention, the domestic chores that I need to do every weekend, I guess hiring a weekend maid is a not very practical option for me these days. So, I decided that it’s the book that I must prioritize since the deadline that I set for it is just around the corner now. Really can’t wait to see those beautiful photographs printed on glossy papers of a hardbound book, sitting on the coffee table.
Below is a random sample page with reduced image resolution. It’s from the Maldives part of the book.
I had another “caffeine overdose” again last night…. yeah you heard me right, I had too much caffeine again. I’m still a normal human being after all and my system still reacts to caffeine once in a while. I had my last coffee [with double shot of espresso] of the day at around 10pm in the hopes of being awake and able to write something for the book as the deadline is really getting closer now but I ended up updating my blog again. In short, no works for the book has been done again. I planned to go to bed early as I wanted to have an early Monday but I was still wide awake at 2am. I sort of forced myself to go to bed but I really couldnt sleep and was feeling a bit hungry. So I got up and had some nuts and a glass of water and decided to take my “sleeping pill” before going back to bed. But to my disappointment I woke up this morning almost 30 minutes earlier than my alarm time. Those 3o minutes were really precious to me but couldnt sleep anymore so I got up, had my morning rituals and another cup of coffee. Surprisingly I was able to leave my place early, and the traffic was not bad, that’s another strange thing on a Monday morning. So I arrived work early, my earliest in the last 12 months I guess. Since I arrived early I thought I could leave a bit early too as I really needed to do some works on the book again but I got tied up at work solving yet another strange problem.
When I got home, I thought I would just check my emails quickly and possibly a short stop on Facebook and probably a short update on my unfinished blog post. To make my story short, I came across a Freshly Pressed article with a really catchy title and decided to have a short read. And again….. I got hooked reading the article and even some old posts. I can’t blame myself for that, I really had fun reading them. And now I promise myself for the nth time that I will resume writing tomorrow. Crossing my fingers on both hands here 🙂