Monday Starter : 78

As I write this post, I’m stuck in a loop of overthinking, carefully considering each word before it fits just right! I’m not a good writer. But I’m going to try, damn it. It’s a silly habit that not only slows me down but also makes simple tasks more complicated than they need to be.

On top of that, even though I’m usually good at managing my time, I often feel overwhelmed by deadlines and tasks. No matter how hard I try to prioritise and stay organised, I always seem to have a lot of things going on in my head that can leave me feeling stuck and exhausted.

And speaking of challenges, I’m reviving my Monday Starter blog series. It’s amazing to realise I’ve already hit number 78! I wonder if I’ll make it to 100 by the end of 2024. Actually I shouldn’t wonder. I’ll just do it.

It’s been ages. The last Monday Starter post I published, #77, was in 2021!

Tokyo, 2022

I don’t know if anyone is paying attention. I guess it doesn’t matter. This is my personal journal. It has always been.

You know, there are three big reasons pushing me to do something with this photo blog of mine, which I like to call a “journal” because it just sounds nicer:

  • I love taking photos, and I really want a place where I can keep sharing them publicly.
  • I’ve invested in maintaining this website over many years, (I think possibly 10 years!), having accumulated numerous posts and shared countless images. Letting go now would feel like abandoning a significant part of my creative journey.
  • I should make the most of this website platform by consistently writing and blogging, harnessing its full potential. I should keep writing and blogging to see where it takes me.

What I’m watching: Constellation on Apple TV+. 

Figuring out what’s really going on with these intriguing characters and what they’re all going through offers more questions than answers and can be frustrating to watch. But  you’re right there with them (painfully) discovering and trying to make sense of the mystery themselves.

A quote I’m pondering on: “There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Margaret Wheatley

London 2022

I make it a point to visit London at least once a year, often using it as a transit point for our European adventures. The city offers a delightful canvas for street photography, observation, and capturing moments. Recently, my focus has shifted towards a more nuanced appreciation of shadows.

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