Showing posts from December, 2017

'Tis the season for reflecting

2017 is almost over and I made the decision to end 2017 and begin 2018 with a sort of retreat. I write this while in Magaliesburg at a farm called Lalela (I'll write a long post about it at the end of the experience). I could have gone to India but instead I felt I needed to stop and rest (being a tourist in India would not have been stopping nor restful). I've had quite a busy year: I started a new job in January, I registered for a PhD, I’ve been attending conferences and speaking at public events more than ever, I decided to support a friend to start a school in January 2018 amongst a litany of other experiences which were both public and private. Like many people; it's been a year. 

The end of the year is always a time of much flurry with end of year celebrations, holidays, family time etc. By choosing to literally retreat from all the end of year buzz means I have three weeks of nature, good food, good company and lots of time to think and reflect. While 'tis the s…