The busier I become the more I need to stop and reflect on my life. Now that I have started Mom Bloggers for Social Good I am busier than I have ever been in the last eight years I’ve worked online not because it is another web site that I own; rather it is because global issues like food security, maternal health, and communicable disease require a great deal of critical thinking, and reading and exploration and learning and research. It’s a discipline I love, but requires a massive amount of my brain power.
That said, I am beginning a new weekly practice where I reflect on the things I love to do and that have fueled me over the years. One of the things I love to do is travel. Although traveling can become a bit much at times – that’s why I haven’t traveled nearly as much this year — there is nothing like hopping on a plane, checking into a new-to-me hotel and relaxing even if for thirty minutes or so before starting off to work. Hotels fuel me. Planes fuel me. In fact, the more I travel the more I find that flying is one of the only times I can truly relax. I put all of my gadgets away and don’t pull them out until I land. Flying gives me the tech detox I should be able to replicate when I’m on the ground, but never do. And when it’s a flight to another country – absolute bliss!
The second half of the year I will be traveling a lot. I am bracing myself for the rigors of being on a plane more times than I will be able to count. More than that I am looking forward to the energy I feel when I arrive in a new city whether here in the States or abroad or a city I’ve traveled to a million times.
Traveling is good for my soul. How about you?