“I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary–you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

climbing Koh Lao Liang

Jesus, that was some kind of August.

After spending a number of months feeling like Tarzan swinging through the jungle on his vines with wild abandon I hit the brick wall.  The first half spent in a state of  uncharacteristic flatness semi attached to the sofa taking in the reality of moving again, not feeling the fun in the situation. The second half analysing my lack of energy and realising unless I find my joie de vivre I’m going to be travelling long haul with the get up and go of a spent whoopee cushion. The first step was to share a bottle of wine with the effervescent accupuncturist Kate Dixey, and hear her suggestions, (no needles unless desperate!) and onto the lovely Rachel Boardman, iridologist & herbalist for an appointment to get a game plan going for the coming trip. A box of Spa Tone iron supplements, a tailor made herbal tincture and vitamins for me felt like the first part of the battle to overcome my malaise was won. The second part was to take control of my personal financial plan for the next 6 months and get a spread sheet going for my over winter trip. Thirdly,  Sara and I had a lot of planning and analysing of the last year of sales and forward planning to do to produce our business plan before my departure (it’s looking good).

The rain on it’s way, I love the clear delineation of seasons this autumn, summer promptly ended straight after the Notting Hill Carnival good timing. Doors opening on the 0900 hrs overground train at Kensal Rise releasing an invasion of bearded men with their flat whites made me laugh, I’ll be trading them in for a universe of chai drinking moustached ones next week in Jaipur.

Now half way through September on the morning of my departure to India looking back over the last couple of months, the contents of my temporary London flat packed away in my storage unit in Somerset via an 8 hour drive through heavy rain, accompanied by my mum who has been AMAZING, an entire box of Spa Tone consumed and bags packed I can drop the shoulders and get myself there.

Talking to friends it’s obvious we are all in the same boat with our concerns. I’m feeling the need to get back to a place inside me that’s more carefree and optimistic and less concerned with ‘what if that happened’.

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This entry was published on September 15, 2013 at 8:54 am and is filed under Hibiscus, India, Jaipur, myhibi.com, Travel, UK. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on ““I think it’s so foolish for people to want to be happy. Happy is so momentary–you’re happy for an instant and then you start thinking again. Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe

  1. sarah landeg on said:

    More great writing and thinking. Enjoy and I’ll see you when you get back. I’ve just switched the heating on. Ha x x

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