I know what truth and reality are
but they’re my truth and my reality
no one else's
I was nurtured on the knowledge of old and new
When I started looking for a van to travel in I came across thousands of blogs by travellers who have chosen our country for their ultimate road trip. And they look like they have (or have had) an amazing time. Camping and road-tripping are my favourite things to do so there is no problem to solve here. I've always been an outdoors person, camped right throughout my life and I've travelled all over New Zealand. I've camped on beaches, by rivers in the mountains and bush. This is why New Zealand is such a popular country to travel. You can do all of these things without moving your campsite or van.
How To Write When You Can't
OMG I woke up at 2 AM. It's now 4:16 and maybe I should give up on sleep and get up. I will get an opportunity to have a nap later in the day. By later I mean around 11 AM. And why do I have the luxury of napping at 11 AM you ask? It's because I'm a writer. Yep, that's right, I write. We're not conventional people. We have special needs. We do things differently. We're quite hardened mainly because we deal with failure and rejection all the time. We have time impoverished lives where work just gets in the way and we have to spread ourselves around the family, friends, frenemies, debt collectors, schools, kids sports, ballet moms and our imagination. Our burning desires. When the hell do we get time to write?
Dawn. Creak my way down the stairs. That’s my knees creaking, not the stairs. Get ambushed in the dark by happy dog. Fight happy dog, kick him out. Make coffee. Go outside, feed dog. Have coffee with fresh air (rather than with a cigarette. No more choking). Secretly wish I had a cigarette. Check sky, beach, waves, weather, temperature. Cut kindling and firewood. Put clothes by fire. Shower. Muck around doing God knows what.
I’m getting quite a bit of enjoyment deleting influencers and laptop lifestylers off my Instagram account. They just don’t do it for me. I didn’t even know how most of them got there in the first place. Then I remembered some years ago I clicked on a post claiming to ‘boost your followers for free.’ Which did the opposite. Made me a follower of hundreds of profiles for free. What a sucker. At least I know I’m not the only one 🤣