So its Winter and here we are..back in Bali, back in our little house in Canggu and this year I’m working on some some changes while I’m here to life and also to the business.
The kids have grown so much..you can see our family photoshoot from last year here
If there is ever a place to try out slow living then this is it. We have no TV, I actually bought along a book..you know like a story ..not a work related one, we left the iPad at home and we like to just hang out as if we live here all the time.
No rushing off to all the tourist sites.. driving here and there and everywhere getting stuck in the terrible Bali traffic and the kids spending half the day in the car.
Just sleeping, yoga, local markets, eating, reading, napping, swimming, taking cam to play sport, surf, eat again… and yes I will be working a bit as I said. But anyone who works from home knows that to work without kids around knows its a little luxury to have some space to yourself to work on your own project. Work technically yes.. but enjoyable all the same.
It might sound kind of boring to pretty much stay in your own neighbourhood but I guess it all depends on why you travel.
I want to know what it feels like to live somewhere else. I’ve lived abroad at various times in my early twenties and we’ve moved around a bit at home but generally I’ve found that this feeds my need to be somewhere else. You know that feeling that life may be different or better somewhere else?? Well I know that it’s not better anywhere else..just different. We’ve created a life we love but that doesn’t mean we all don’t crave some change to the routine.
By coming back to the familiar, same people, same places I love the feeling that we have a little home away from home… another place in the world where the shop keeper remembers you, your neighbours do too. You note how things have changed each year, you lament it but all the same you know that life is always changing and the best way to cope with that is to go along for the ride.
You may like to check out our Bali house here