"ALONE TIME IS SUPER IMPORTANT, BUT YOU HAVE TO KNOW HOW TO SPEND IT.

Floor and I tend to talk about life a lot when we're together which I absolutely love about our relationship. Before I left for Denmark we talked about the seemingly large amount of 'alone time' I get to have to myself even though my work keeps going 24 hours a day. She noticed and put my attention to the fact that I do get to spend a lot of time alone. Editing at home, being on the road or travelling by plane gives me enormous amounts of time that I have to spend by myself. I thought about it and she's absolutely right. Travelling for work in any field forces you to learn how to be alone a lot. I realised that when I listen to the people around me is that many have a hard time actually being alone. By themselves. Work like mine enables me to 'disconnect' easily and 'connect' any time I desire to. A lot of my colleagues that travel for work should recognise this. If I tend to socialise whether that's on social media or WhatsApp with friends and family during that 'down' time I tend to arrive at my destination overstimulated or kind of tense because of the fact that I've been 'busy while doing nothing'. The conversations I have with Floor about that lets me think about the fact that one major importance to being alone is knowing how. Not constantly feeling the need to be influenced or kept busy by something is so important to learn at an early stage - this type of stuff really leads to overworking and feeling burnt out. I'm having a long break halfway to Denmark right now and I felt like taking photos and writing about this subject. I feel that being able to voluntarily 'work' while having down time is a luxury. I feel that one of the important thing for (creative/personal) development is being able to spend time with yourself. Something that teaches us a lot about where we are in life but more importantly who we are and if we're actually truly happy with that. With that in mind I'm going to disconnect, finish my sandwich now and hit the road again.