Not a blogging sabbatical but blogging-lite

Garden pine tree in Seoul at the top of a small tower
Garden pine tree in Seoul
Small russet rescue dog adopted by Seoul Art Space—Yeonhui
The only dog that counts: rescue dog adopted by Seoul Art Space—Yeonhui
Photo of a curvacious utility pole with a load of wires.
An elegant utility pole with a load of wires.

I said I would be on blogging sabbatical for a month, and look at me. What you get is blogging-lite instead: quick and easy posts—but more frequent. I apologise for the frequency: a post-a-day is not my way.

Believe me, I’m working hard on my project, but I can’t resist sharing the odd photo, for the record.

When I’m returning to Seoul Art Space—Yeonhui and to my writing room after an outing, I see these three sights: a tree in a tower, a happy rescue dog, and a handsome utility pole. Then I know I’m almost home, and yet I’m not home, I’m very far from home. Like I’m blogging, but not blogging.

PS I have been wondering…

  1. Why do you travel, in general?
  2. Yes, but why?
  3. OK, but why?

13 thoughts on “Not a blogging sabbatical but blogging-lite

  1. Hello Rachel – your snippets are very welcome! I have done some work on your survey results and wondered if I could email it to you? Due to my lack of skill with text wrap around pictures I have temporarily taken your drawings out in the hope I can insert them back into the PowerPoint presentation. I have taken some licence and left some parts out that I felt wouldn’t resonate with the U3A group that I am thinking of sharing this with. When you get a chance would you mind having a look and if you are not horrified with what I have done please let me know. Cheers, Lorraine

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    1. Hi Lorraine! Wow, you have been busy! For me this is not the best time to give my all, as you can imagine. Please do send it to me. What I should also do is adapt my own presentation and put it out there for anyone to adapt. I never try to wrap text in a powerpoint show, so my one could inspire you to take a much easier way. I think you’ll find my email on this website. If not, let me know. Thanks so much for your interest.

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  2. For a long time, I did for a living.

    Otherwise, my family and I would have starved.

    So that I could get promoted to a position where I did not have to travel.

    Now, even travel for pleasure is not possible due to health problems. No more whys.

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  3. It’s funny how we adapt to the place we’re in and start treating it like home. I travel primarily for business, I won’t miss that much when I retire. I travel a little to see family – I’ll keep doing that as long as I can.

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    1. You’re right, I certainly feel myself domesticating a new location and resisting frustration when it doesn’t happen in ten seconds. Work travel is so different from travel for travel’s sake. It’s a means to an end, not an end in itself. Writer-in-residence is a mix of the two.

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  4. Hi Rachel – like you … to take advantage of being somewhere different and while there learning, looking and wondering interesting thoughts and ideas … cheers Hilary

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