Today is a delightfully rainy day. The perfect day to lie in bed and rest after a rough night of fighting jet lag and mosquitos. Thus begins the next chapter of my life.
I have a long to-do list that I am currently working my way through. It is full of the kind of mundane tasks that tend to intimidate me and that I tend to put off. Opening and closing bank accounts, buying household items, getting health insurance, designing and printing business cards. But as I make my way through this list, I am reminded of the importance of rest.
I used to feel guilty for resting, for not being “productive,” but now I realize that good things start from that place of rest. The place of receiving, observing, pondering, and enjoying.
So I’m letting my body take its time re-adjusting to this time zone. I’m taking my time getting everything in order. Today, I’m letting myself enjoy this rainy afternoon knowing that tomorrow I’ll get down to business: join a gym, get my phone fixed, buy a new clothes rack, open a new bank account. Those things will get done soon (if not tomorrow), so right now I simply listen to the rain and appreciate the beauty of all the blessings in my life.