What can I say? I am flipping between relaxed and excited this Monday morning, and I hope you are too. The last couple of weeks since taking on C+T on full time has made completely changed my mood, my mind and my overall outlook on life. My mind has been rewired and I like it. Being able to build a business with your best friend (whoa alliteration) is pretty much the best thing ever. We’ve got all this momentum going, opportunities opening up and it feels like nothing can stop us now. Not even those pesky southeast Asian tummy bugs that pop up on a quarterly, if not monthly basis.
All of this activity also means that there hasn’t been much quiet time for reflection and recalibration. Deep breathing, basically. This can be hard to achieve in a tiny emerging Asian economy with all the exhaust fumes, construction noise and non-stop activity. Oh and restaurant openings, good-bye parties and ice-cream-centred shebangs. So I decided to forgo FOMO and run away. My man and I fled to the mountains this past weekend (which you will hear more about on Thursday) and it was exactly what we needed. Silence. A simple breeze. Reading aloud most of this New Yorker article on Angela Merkel until the sun set. The little things. I can’t wait to share more with you!
In the meantime, here’s a little vid from the peeps at Green Renaissance and FoodieTV (a fave app of mine) . This meditation on art, food, and the slow life through the eyes of woodcut artist Joshua Miles is just magical. Those sweeping prairies of South Africa’s Western Cape don’t hurt either.