What a difference half a day makes

DSC_0180_01.JPG

Normally when I travel to work instead of working from home, I’m away for a total of twelve and a half hours. And normally I try to actually work all that time on the bus and the train, so as not to waste it. Needless to say, I’m exhausted when I come home, and there’s nothing of the day left. All I have time and energy for is dinner, an episode of a TV series, and bed.

Today, inspired by the new insights my bullet journal is giving me, I decided to change it up. I mean, is it worth it to run myself into the ground just to be able to shave off a few hours on Friday? No. So today I worked an ordinary eight hour day instead, and the results were amazing.

DSC_0058_01

DSC_0052_01

DSC_0134_01.JPG

I had so much time! I could photograph, and edit, and write, and all sorts of creative stuff that really is my lifeblood. And as if to cheer me on, the sun came out the moment I came home, and it stayed out while I strayed through the woods and snapped my photos. It felt like I was out there for an eternity, and yet only two and a half hours have passed!

DSC_0086_01.JPG

No matter how tired I am, the forest always manages to rejuvenate me.

DSC_0176_02.JPG

DSC_0157_02

I can never get enough of these seeds!

DSC_0232_01

DSC_0255_01

DSC_0193_01.JPG

I’ll be honest: once I got home again and started loading all my photos into the computer, I did feel a teensy bit tired again. I mean, I did wake up at 4.30 this morning. It’s just that I forget about being tired while I’m out there in the forest, crouching in the moss to capture those backlit leaves.

DSC_0223_01.JPG

But being tired is fine, because you know what? Tomorrow I’m changing it up again and taking the 8.40 bus instead of the 5.35 one and staying later at work.

Variatio delectat!

2 thoughts on “What a difference half a day makes

  1. fernando October 19, 2017 / 2:57 am

    hello ingella, it is always good to remember oneself, not everything is work in life, the important thing is to “realize”, and it is true, the forest or nature have something magical, if one knows how to appreciate, routine kills the soul and it is good to “delight in varying”, a strong embrace from a distance, Fernando.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Ingela Bohm October 19, 2017 / 10:07 am

      Thank you, I agree! Too much routine can suck the life right out of you.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s