Published on April 22nd, 201712
Gee, the TravelnLass Has Gone Awfully Quiet…
Yes, I’ve been somewhat quiet here lately. Not diligently publishing a new TL post each and every week (as – amazingly – has been my custom for – OMG – more than SEVEN YEARS!)
Sorry ’bout that.
It’s just that perpetually stringing together 1,000+ words every 7 days is h.a.r.d. It’s not something one can do in 30 minutes, or even an afternoon. Indeed, what with the photo editing and organizing my thoughts into some semblance of coherency – most my posts here consume nearly two full days of digital work.
Don’t get me wrong – I mostly enjoy writing these tomes, fiddling with these many pics, and sharing a window into my zany expat/traveln life. Plus TL is truly a treasure for me personally – a lovely diary of my many past travels and incredible moments that would otherwise grow fuzzy in my dodderin’ brain.
And it’s not that I don’t have plenty of travel and expat stories to share. Indeed, I still have at least 6 or 7 posts wailing to be pecked – each detailing my adventures in Slovenia, Croatia, Turkey, et al last fall. And as I type this, I’ve got a lovely set of photos from last week’s many Semana Santa festivities right here in Cuenca. The fun of once again hanging out with my Cuencana neighbor to make “fanesca”, the traditional Easter soup; completing the full circuit visiting 7 churches (Visitación de Siete Iglesias) and participating in the candle-lit evening procession through the cobbled streets honoring the 14 stations of the cross.
Ah, but enough whining/feeling guilty. g-knows if I’ve learned nothing else in my 7 dodderin’ decades on the Planet, it’s that there’s no use dwelling on the negative nor beating myself up unnecessarily. I am/this blog is what it is. And if it’s more inspiration/TL posts that you seek, no doubt there’s plenty here already that you’ve not yet seen. Just check any of the many drop-down menus above and/or search for whatever it is you fancy.
I actually HAVE recently pecked a boatload of new mots – updating my TravelnLass “NOW” page (yup, I’ll bet you never even noticed that it was there – the only links to it tucked so tiny up (and down) there in the far right corners of my TL site). I created it about a year ago, and it’s meant to be the one place where you can see what I’m up to (more or less) CURRENTLY. But of course I’d neglected it a bit (note to self: under NO CIRCUMSTANCE should you ever be foolish enough to post a page that needs constant updating – silly girl!) In any case, I just managed to update it to include my current “Projects & Passions”, along with a sneak-peek of where my next travel adventure will (likely) be.
Oh and just for fun…
In the spirit of full transparency into my private affairs, how ’bout a collage of my present digs? I’ve lived in 4 different (fully furnished) apartments since I arrived in Cuenca 3+ years ago. And my present bitty castle is the most perfect fit for me. I once had a 2 bedroom for a year, but found that I rarely used the extra bedroom. So now I live in a tiny 1 bedroom in a perfect location here in El Centro (just 4 blocks from Parque Calderon, the Río Tomebamba, etc.), with great wifi and lots of sunlight. All for a pittance (i.e. just $250 per month – with all that sweet savings going to… yup, more ‘n more AIR TICKETS!)
See? Nearly 600 words here – this, for a post that was suppose to be but a quick link to my NOW page update. I guess there’s simply no way for me to curb my propensity to blather. So likely I’ll be posting a little bit less frequently than I have in the past (i.e. once or twice per month rather than every week).