I'm back from California!

I walked 15 - 20 km every day. I woke up at 7 am, spent the whole day outside and was blissfully sleeping by 10 pm. Not my regular schedule *lol*, but I enjoyed doing things differently to my usual routine. 

I walked 15 - 20 km every day. I woke up at 7 am, spent the whole day outside and was blissfully sleeping by 10 pm. Not my regular schedule *lol*, but I enjoyed doing things differently to my usual routine. 

So, as I was mentioning here, I spent a couple of weeks in California. I did schedule some blog posts, but I also planned to write up some cool travel posts while there. Now, I'm back and I realized that my last post was published on Feb 15! I honestly totally forgot about writing posts for my blog while traveling. And it was the best thing!

I was never a big believer in reducing the time I spend online, switching off my phone, going outside, going offline. I love being online. Spending basically all my free time on the internet, always seemed fine to me. After all, I was researching, watching documentaries, writing blog posts. I wasn't just "wasting time". 

During these past weeks traveling, however, I started to understand why it is so important to go offline.

True inspiration, new ideas, fresh views on the world only come from moments you spend offline.

Of course, you can get inspiration from things you see and read online (gosh, I hope so *lol*, after all, that's why I'm writing this blog). But still, true change, a real shift inside of you, comes from real life experiences. 

I can't even remember the last time I spend hours and hours in a book shop. (I usually buy my books online. *shame*) The "Last Book Store" in downtown LA is perfect for browsing and lounging and forgetting time. 

I can't even remember the last time I spend hours and hours in a book shop. (I usually buy my books online. *shame*) The "Last Book Store" in downtown LA is perfect for browsing and lounging and forgetting time. 

During my travel, I was living so much in the moment and I was enjoying real interaction with real people so so much (and Americans are very interaction-friendly) that I wanted to focus on just that. I didn't want to worry about how to mould these moments into a blog post. So, I didn't. I was just living life.

I didn't come back as a different person. I'm not bubbling over with new ideas and inspiration, but I do want to prioritize offline life. Real life experiences make me feel fuller. I'm now realizing that online time - even though I'm enjoying it - never quite leaves a feeling of satiation.