It has been 4 days since I returned from the Philippines, and luckily I budgeted in a few days to recover before I returned to work. Last year, I also arrived in the evening after over 24 hours of transit, and the very next morning at 8am I was back to the daily grind, convinced that I would somehow be able to will myself through the fatigue of the previous days' journey and the jet lag of a 13 hour time difference.
"Oops" would sum that up.
While I could press on into the wee hours to squeeze out a new post inspired by my experiences in the Philippines, believing once again in that elusive "will" and forcing the issue with my internal clock, I will refrain. While self-sabotage is not something I'm unfamiliar with, I am making a choice to not venture down that path. There is so much on my mind, so much that I want to write about and articulate, but a few more days of quality sleep and reflection are needed before I can sort it all out to my satisfaction.
For a trip that brought me not only to another country, but to another level of consciousness and connection to my roots, the very least that I can do is be patient. It deserves at least that.
So stay tuned for posts about the successes and challenges of eating gluten-free and vegan on my vacation, finding perspective on how my differences belong in the light, and not the shadows, and, of course, recipes based on Filipino classic cuisine.
I am beyond excited to share.