I’ve officially been away for about two weeks and three days. Already I travelled around so much, it’s hard to believe that I’ve been gone for such a short while. After I met Nicole, she and I travelled down to Ko Chang together, that’s where we met Liam. The three of us then marched off to Krabi to get to Ao nang, where we stayed at a party hostel called the Slumber party hostel. From there we visited islands and beaches and bars and one club that sold really tasty kebabs. After a good few days of music and madness we decided to venture up to Koh Pangang where we found a cheap (ish) bungalow hotel next to the beach. Lovely little bungalow, freshly painted and pretty new looking. Only problem with it was the unrecognisable smell that came from the bathroom. It wasn’t unpleasant but it wasn’t exactly pleasant.. I think it was the fact that I couldn’t place the smell or where it was even coming from was what bothered me the most.
After the eventful week of meeting new people and going out for drinks at Slumber Party hostel- I decided that it was time to enjoy a little bit of quiet. There’s an Italian phrase I learnt from Eat Pray Love which I adore, its ‘Dolce far Niente’ which translates to: The sweetness of doing nothing. Once I went to Koh Pangang I had a regime that consisted of waking up, going out for breakfast, napping in a hammock, reading on the beach, go for a swim, nap in the sun then go for dinner (I never had the appetite to eat around lunchtime, I usually just fill my belly up with water and oddly, that satisfied me enough to stay away from the food most of the day) After dinner I’d read some more, maybe facetime my Mum or dad and then I’d watch an episode of iZombie on Netflix. Now this may not appeal to everyone but- for me, it was perfect.
To just be able to chill out and do nothing all day after moving around every 2 days was fantastic. And the best part was- I didn’t feel guilty about it. When I was at home, If I spent my day off just lazing about in bed watching tv or reading a book. I’d feel guilty, thinking about all the things I could have and should have done in that time. But being here has made me think that maybe I didn’t want to do those things. Maybe after a long week of work, all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the tv and snuggle myself in blankets and indulge in takeaway food. AND THATS OKAY!
We spend so much time worrying about all the things we should have done with our time but- did I enjoy yourself? Yes.
Then what’s the problem?