The year 2013 started with a missed approach at the Delhi Airport. Later in January I went to Alwar with Seshadri and Chhavi. In February I started cribbing that all my trips were getting cancelled. But boy I traveled some after that. I went to Kashmir in early March and ten days later I was in Rishikesh. By the end of March I was in Jagatsukh.
In mid April I went to Sri Lanka. As soon as I arrived from Sri Lanka one day later I was visiting Shillong and Guwahati for work. And while I was in Guwahati the good folks from South Africa Tourism were doing my visa to visit their beautiful country. May saw me visiting South Africa. Early June was Nepal where I trekked through the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As soon as I came back within a few days I headed to Te Aroha in Uttarakhand. In July I visited Kerala. August beginning saw me at Suryagarh. Later I visited Pushkar and Lakshman Sagar. In fact Kerala, Suryagarh and Lakshman Sagar were on three consecutive weekends! In September I went to Thailand and Cambodia. The coming weekend I am heading to Rajasthan again with my daughter.
It is Time to Stop, Pause and Slow Down
As I work full time so whatever time of night I arrive from a trip, the very next day I am at work so that I can save leaves. Add to it that I try to update my blog almost daily. And I am not even counting the events I have attended in Delhi. From this year I have had a few working Saturdays as well. I am not cribbing as I can take a compensatory off in lieu of that Saturday and those days go into traveling again. But I am so tired by now. It is time to stop, pause and slow down. My body is telling me that it is too tired now.
So the note to self is to slow down. From now till November end I either have working Saturdays or I am traveling on weekends. Only the Diwali week is not fixed as of now. So it is all the more important that I slow down! The only thing I can do is to retire early at night. But it is easier said than done! I am a night owl and my waking up time is fixed as I have to turn up at work.
So this is a stern note to self to pack up early each night till November or else my body will find other ways to get the much needed rest. On that note I am signing off for today!