Every now and then I look for a place to clear my mind, a place for solace and a place for calm. Life in the office can be too much sometimes. All the demands and all the deadlines can send you spiralling to toxicity beyond you can ever imagine.
I never thought that I would be in a situation like this; happy to have work which pays the bills, buys me the things I want and pays for my trips but at the same time I also abhor all the long hours in the office and the incessant tasks which seem to pile one on top of the other. No, you do not have to quit to travel but you at least have to love your job for you to stay sane.
It seems that all I ever do nowadays is think of my next trip; plan the itinerary and think of all the goodies I will be eating and all the quirky cafes I will be visiting. So, what do I do to stay sane when my next trip is still just a few months away?
Well, I find little pockets of serenity. This might be a challenge in a bustling city such as Singapore but you will be surprised at all the places where there is no traffic, no commotion and no malls.
I sit and ponder and then I take photos. I do this on weekends or whenever I have free time and so far, it has helped me survive.