Are you in control of routine or is routine in control of you?

This blog post was inspired by a podcast episode of Little Chapters. In the particular episode, Kayte and Jessica discuss their relationship with routine and how it serves them. This made me wonder. What is my relationship with routine and how can I improve it?

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Dear Isreal

Dear Israel. Let me start by saying thank you. Thank you for your heartfelt conversations, your rich history and your equally rich present, your delectable hummus and your contradictions that let me understand how little I really understand. During the week I shared in your presence, I swallowed so many impressions that I will probably spend many more weeks digesting the little Israel-bits stuck in my memory. I thank you for a week of deep insights, but most of all I would like to thank you for these lessons.

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The joys of keeping some things to yourself

A little while ago, my manager asked everyone in the team to send her a song. She wanted to bundle our songs into a big playlist on Spotify. Happily, I sent her one of my favourite songs, Belong by Tim Chadwick (which I have shared in this post). It is a beautiful song that means a lot to me. In fact, I didn't even hesitate to pick that song. However, my manager quickly proceeded to make fun of the song, calling it oversentimental. She is a very sarcastic person, which makes coming to work an absolute joy. Normally. Because on this occasion, I felt saddened that she didn’t share the same enthusiasm about Belong. Her remark somehow tainted the song for me. As if it was less beautiful now that someone had expressed their disdain about it. And this made me think. Should we really be sharing all our favourite things for the world to see?

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