Reaching a Milestone
I’m writing this post mostly to remind myself to celebrate the little milestones I set out for myself…and to let go once I’ve reached them! At 36 weeks pregnant, I really should be turning my attention to the little one, but I’m having trouble letting go of work. On the weekend, I finally finished editing, laying out and illustrating all the chapters to the Hong Kong travelogue book I’ve been working on for the past year. It should be something to celebrate, but of course, I just want to keep working on it! Massaging it, adding, editing…plus, there’s other things still waiting to be done such as the book cover and intro pages and on and on my brain goes.
But still. It’s good to pause. And let go. Time to turn my attention to the other big milestone around the corner: The fella who’s about to join us. 
Illustration: Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Illustrated by me.  High-res

Reaching a Milestone

I’m writing this post mostly to remind myself to celebrate the little milestones I set out for myself…and to let go once I’ve reached them! At 36 weeks pregnant, I really should be turning my attention to the little one, but I’m having trouble letting go of work. On the weekend, I finally finished editing, laying out and illustrating all the chapters to the Hong Kong travelogue book I’ve been working on for the past year. It should be something to celebrate, but of course, I just want to keep working on it! Massaging it, adding, editing…plus, there’s other things still waiting to be done such as the book cover and intro pages and on and on my brain goes.

But still. It’s good to pause. And let go. Time to turn my attention to the other big milestone around the corner: The fella who’s about to join us. 

Illustration: Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Illustrated by me. 

Balancing

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It’s officially summer! And that means soaking in every last ray between now and the end of August. 

But of course, just because the sun is shining and the air is warm and the mood is light doesn’t mean life stops. Things happen. Not so good things happen, yes, even in summer.

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EXPLORING WITHOUT AN AGENDA
One of my favourite things about travelling is stumbling upon those unexpected moments of discovery. Nick and I love wandering around, just seeing what lies around the corner. Our friend Kirkie calls it ‘loose structure’: Have an idea of where to start, then just let things happen. We often started at a known tourist attraction, such as the beautiful wats around Chiang Mai’s old city, then stepped outside and just started walking. One of our favourite finds was the little back alleys of the city, dotted with tiny cafes, hostels, restaurants and food stalls. We got a taste of daily life unrolling  in these quiet, narrow lanes. High-res

EXPLORING WITHOUT AN AGENDA

One of my favourite things about travelling is stumbling upon those unexpected moments of discovery. Nick and I love wandering around, just seeing what lies around the corner. Our friend Kirkie calls it ‘loose structure’: Have an idea of where to start, then just let things happen. We often started at a known tourist attraction, such as the beautiful wats around Chiang Mai’s old city, then stepped outside and just started walking. One of our favourite finds was the little back alleys of the city, dotted with tiny cafes, hostels, restaurants and food stalls. We got a taste of daily life unrolling in these quiet, narrow lanes.